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Chironex sp.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Cubozoa
Order: Chirodropida
Family: Chirodropidae
Genus: Chironex
Southcott, 1956

Chironex is a genus of box jellyfish in the family Chirodropidae. Their stings are highly venomous, and have caused human fatalities. Based on present knowledge, the genus is restricted to the central Indo-Pacific, ranging from to southern Japan to northern Australia.[1][2]


The World Register of Marine Species lists the following species:[3]


  1. ^ Lewis C., Bentlage B. (2009). "Clarifying the identity of the Japanese Habu-kurage, Chironex yamaguchii, sp. nov. (Cnidaria: Cubozoa: Chirodropida)". Zootaxa. 2030: 59–65. ISSN 1175-5326.
  2. ^ Fenner, P. J. (2000). Chironex fleckeri – the north Australian box-jellyfish.
  3. ^ "WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Chironex Southcott, 1956". Retrieved 2018-03-18.