Carukia shinju Gershwin, 2005
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Family:  Carybdeidae ()
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Environment:  pelagic; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: Australia.
Biology:  Presumed to cause Irukandji syndrome (type 1) based on its morphology and genetic similarity to Carukia barnesi (Ref. 61059). Practically nothing is known about its ecology (Ref. 61059).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 05.03.07
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 16.01.18

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