What is Cubozoa?

The Cubozoa is a group of Cnidarian that gets it’s name for their little box or cube shaped bodies.  They are the box jellyfish and they are actually quite cute.  These little mini versions of the true jellyfish are much smaller and believe it or not they are much quicker and more agile than the true jellies. They are even known to actively hunt, unlike the true jellyfish. These little Cubozoa are also the worst stingers in the Cnidarian family, and with less than 40 known species on the entire planet, they are a very intimidating group.

Be sure to learn about their close relatives the true jellyfish by visiting the Scyphozoa Center

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