Box Jellyfish

Chironex fleckeri


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Size (length and weight)

The body of the box jellyfish is up to 20 cm.
The tentacles grow up to 3 meters.

Physical description
The box jellyfish is actually shaped like a bell and/or square.

Location in the world
The box jellyfish lives off the coast of Hawaii and Australia

Diet
The box jellyfish is a carnivore and eats shrimp and plankton

Predators
The most common predator to the box jellyfish is the sea turtle because they don't get affected by the box jellyfish's sting.

Young
The eggs of a box jellyfish get stuck under and rock and then over a few months they grow.

Niche or role in their ecosystem