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The Smallest and Deadliest Kingslayer in the World

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Image of the Week #112 October 8th, 2013:


From: The Smallest and Deadliest Kingslayer in the World by Becky Crew at Running Ponies.

Source: GondwanaGirl

Discovered and named in 2007, Malo kingi, also called the Common Kingslayer, is an extremely venomous, very small sea jelly. It is named after Robert King, a Nestl? research scientist from Ohio, who died after being stung by several of these cnidarians off the coast of Australia.

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