Cubozoa (sea wasps)

Description Cubozoa (box jellyfish) is a class of animals distinguished by their cube-shaped medusae. Some species of box jellyfish produce extremely potent venom, are extremely painful and can be fatal to humans.


The box jellyfish Chironex fleckeri (Image from Wikimedia licensed under Creative Commons )

Venom protein entries in UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot

5 entries grouped by species (browse by taxonomy, browse by keywords)

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Carybdea alata (Hawaiian box jellyfish)

CTXA_CARAL Toxin CaTX-A (Toxin A) (CAT-1) Jellyfish toxin family

1 entry

Carybdea rastonii (Box jellyfish)

CTX1_CARRA Toxin CrTX-A (CRT-1) (CrTX-B) (Toxin 1) Jellyfish toxin family

2 entries

Chironex fleckeri (Australian box jellyfish)

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CTX1_CHIFL Toxin CfTX-1 (Toxin 1) Jellyfish toxin family
CTX2_CHIFL Toxin CfTX-2 (Toxin 2) Jellyfish toxin family

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Chiropsalmus quadrigatus (Box jellyfish)

CTXA_CHIQU Toxin CqTX-A (CQT-A) (Toxin A) Jellyfish toxin family