Photo of Animalia: species: Stichodactyla gigantea (Lizard Island Field Guide)

A blue individual of Stichodactyla gigantea on the reef flat on the S side of South Island, Lizard Island Group, with fish Amphiprion percula in Jan 2014.

© Anne Hoggett

This individual caused strong swelling and several weepy lesions on the back of my hand after barely brushing against it. Contact was painless and reaction developed over 24-48 hours. Only slightly itchy but hot and tight. - Anne Hoggett