Malo kingi or the common kingslayer is an Irukandji jellyfish named after victim Robert King, a tourist from the United States swimming off Port Douglas, Queensland, who died from its sting. It was first described to science in 2007, and is one of two species in genus Malo. It has some of the world's most potent venom, even though it is no bigger than a human thumbnail. As an Irukandji, it can cause Irukandji syndrome, characterized by severe pain, vomiting, and rapid rise in blood pressure.
- Killer jelly named after victim Cairns Post February 26, 2008.
- Gershwin, L. (2007). Malo kingi: A new species of Irukandji jellyfish (Cnidaria: Cubozoa: Carybdeida), possibly lethal to humans, from Queensland, Australia. Zootaxa 1659 55-68.
- Malo kingi. Science Channel.
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