MadSci Network: Zoology

Re: How do you tell poisonous jellyfish from the non-poisonous variety?

Date: Mon Sep 6 18:47:54 1999
Posted By: Bryan Grieg Fry, Ph.D. student (Biochemistry), Centre for Drug Design & Development
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 934390480.Zo

For the most part, the coloured ones are venomous.  However, here in 
Australia the deadliest jellyfish in the world are perfectly clear.  Thus, 
outside of Australia you are fine with the clear ones but here all 
jellyfish should be avoided.

Bryan Grieg Fry
Australian Venom & Toxins Database

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