species: Stichodactyla haddoni in ALA: LIRS and surrounds using records to Oct. 2021 (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Stichodactyla haddoni

©Anne Hoggett: Stichodactyla haddoni about 30 cm diameter at Waston's Bay, Lizard Island, 17 metres depth. Thanks to Andrea Crowther (SA Museum) for the identification.

©Anne Hoggett: Stichodactyla haddoni with one of about 50 associated shrimp at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island, 17 metres depth
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Hexacorallia
Order Actiniaria
Family Stichodactylidae
Genus Stichodactyla
Species Stichodactyla haddoni



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Rare. This appears to be the first record of the species at Lizard Island. This may be due to its deeper, soft-bottom habitat that is rarely visited.

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Fautin, D.G. and G.R. Allen (1992). Field guide to anemonefishes and their host sea anemones Western Australian Museum, Perth, WA.

Other references

  • Nedosyko, A.M., J.E. Young, J.W. Edwards and K. Burke da Silva (2014). Searching for a toxic key to unlock the mystery of anemonefish and anemone symbiosis. PLOS One, 9 (5): e98449. LIRS catalog number 1763.