Box Jellyfish Fact Sheet

Common Name:

Box Jellyfish

Scientific Name:

Class: Cuboza

Wild Status:

Not Evaluated




Atlantic & Pacific Ocean


Open water

Life Span:

1 year


Medusae height: up to 8" // Tentacle length: up to 10 ft

Cool Facts:

  • There are about 50 known species of box jellyfish.
  • Box jelly fish can move in the water. Most jellyfish only drifts using the oceans movements.
  • Box jellyfish have some of the most deadly venom in the world.
  • Box jellyfish mostly feed on small fish.
  • As cnidarians, they can have complex life cycle. Before they form into adult medusas, they are sessile polyps.


Taxonomic Breakdown:

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Cnidaria Subphylum: Medusozoa Class: Cubozoa

Conservation & Helping:

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