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Familia: Carybdeidae
Genus: Carybdea
Species (8): C. arborifera – C. branchi – C. brevipedalia – C. marsupialis – C. morandinii – C. rastonii – C. xaymacana

Check (2): C. aurifera – (taxon inquirendum; description based on juvenile form from Tortugas, Florida, USA); C. latigenitalia – (taxon inquirendum)
Source(s) of checklist:
Checklist based uncritically on



Carybdea Péron & Lesueur, 1809

Type taxon: Carybdea marsupialis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Straehler-Pohl, I. & Jarms, G. 2011. Morphology and life cycle of Carybdea morandinii, sp. nov. (Cnidaria), a cubozoan with zooxanthellae and peculiar polyp anatomy. Zootaxa 2755: 36–56. (PDF.) Reference page.
Bentlage, B. & Lewis Ames, C. 2012. An illustrated key and synopsis of the families and genera of carybdeid box jellyfishes (Cnidaria: Cubozoa: Carybdeida), with emphasis on the “Irukandji family” (Carukiidae). Journal of Natural History 46(41-42): 2595–2620. DOI: 10.1080/00222933.2012.717645 Reference page.


Carybdea – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
Carybdea in the World Register of Marine Species, accessed on April 1, 2018

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