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Irukandji Jellyfish – The Deadliest Fish

December 20, 2009
Irukandji Jellyfish Irukandji Jellyfish in a testube

Irukandji Jellyfish is a tiny yet deadly jellyfish, measuring  only 2.5 mm. It inhabits the waters of north-eastern Australia. The Irukandji is believed to be the most venomous creature in the world.  But, despite its lethal poison it is very fragile and cannot be held in a  normal aquarium because if it hits the side the impact will kill it.

Irukandji Syndrome is caused by a sting from the Irukandji Jellyfish. It’s sympotoms include extreme pain at various parts of the body , nausea, vomiting, migraines, perspiration, rapid pulse, high blood pressure and even a feeling of impending doom. Irukandji Syndrome could be Fatal.


References:

http://www.jellyfishfacts.net/iracongi-irukandji-jellyfish.html

http://www.irukandjijellyfish.com/

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