Malo (jellyfish)

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Malo
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Malo kingi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Cubozoa
Order: Carybdeida
Family: Tamoyidae
Genus: Malo
Species

Malo is a genus of box jellies. It contains two species, Malo kingi and Malo maximus (previously Malo maxima, corrected for gender). They were described by the Australian marine biologist Lisa-Ann Gershwin in 2007 and 2005, respectively. Both species are extremely venomous Irukandji jellyfish.[1]

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