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Cubozoans

Cubozoans are popularly known as "box jellyfish " or sea wasps, and include some of the most venomous marine animals known. Relatively small and transparent, the medusa has a four sided "box" appearance. They cause many problems for swimmers (including fatalities) along the Australian coast (especially off Queensland beaches).

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