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Poisonous animals
 
Cnidarians (Jellyfish, Corals and Anemones)
 
Venomous fish
 
Scorpions
 
Spiders
 
Hymenopterans (Bees, Wasps and Ants)
 
Sea snakes
 
Terrestrial snakes
 
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Distribution of cnidarians (jellyfish, corals and anemones)

Cnidarians of medical importace

 

 

See also "Biomedical database: Cnidarians" for the distribution of other representatives.

 

 

 

 

Atlantic Ocean
Indian Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Caribbean  Sea
Red  Sea
Mediterranean Sea
North Sea

Baltic

Sea

Black Sea

Portuguese man-of-war

     X
      X
     X
        X
     ?
          X
    (X)


Box jellyfish

 

     X1
     X
     X
     X1





 

Irukandji


     (X?)
      X2






Various other jellyfish

      X
      X
       X
        X
    X
         X
    X
  (X)
  (X)

 

1 Chiropsalmus quadrumanus in coastal areas of the western Atlantic, from North Carolina in the USA to the Caribbean and as far as Venezuela and Brazil in the south.

 

2 Western, Northern and Eastern Australian coastal waters. Probably a wide distribution in other areas of the tropical and suptropical Pacific. Cases of envenoming involving an "Irukandji-like" syndrome (caused by other carybdeid jellyfish species) also known from New Guinea, Hawaii, the Chinese coast, northern Japan and Vladivostok.