Curry Fish (species: Stichopus herrmanni) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Stichopus herrmanni
Curry Fish

©Anne Hoggett: Stichopus herrmanniat Cobia Hole, Lizard Island

©Lyle Vail: Stichopus herrmanni at Granite Bluff.

©Barbara Banks: Possibly Stichopus herrmanni, spawning on top of a bommie, Clam Garden, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Holothuroidea
Order Aspidochirotida
Family Stichopodidae
Genus Stichopus
Species Stichopus herrmanni



Distinguishing features

Stichopus herrmanni is a large, solid, yellow/brown holothurian with spaced dark spots. Its common name in the trepang trade is Curry Fish.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

This species is found on sand close to reefs. It can be quite common in some locations and is often found near Holothuria (Microthele) fuscopunctata.

Web resources


  • Cannon, L.R.G. and H. Silver (1986). Sea Cucumbers of Northern Australia Queensland Museum, Brisbane. LIRS catalog number 229.