Stinging hydroid (species: Pachyrhynchia cuppressina) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Pachyrhynchia cuppressina
Stinging hydroid

©Anne Hoggett: Pachyrhynchia cuppressina at Lizard Island

©Barbara Banks: Pachyrhynchia cuppressina at Lizard Island. The small oval objects are reproductive structures called corbulae (singular: corbula).

©Barbara Banks: Pachyrhynchia cuppressina at Lizard Island with a closer view of the corbulae.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Hydrozoa
Order Leptothecata
Family Aglaopheniidae
Genus Pachyrhynchia
Species Pachyrhynchia cuppressina



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: Extremely common

Web resources


  • Mather, P. and I. Bennett (1993). A Coral Reef Handbook: A guide to the geology, flora and fauna of the Great Barrier Reef Surrey Beatty and Sons Pty Ltd, Chipping Norton NSW. ISBN: 0-949324-47-7.
  • Pichon, M. and J. Morrissey (1981). Benthic zonation and community structure of South Island Reef, Lizard Island (Great Barrier Reef), Bulletin of Marine Science, 31(3): 581-593. LIRS catalog number 78.