Economic Importance for Humans: Negative
This species can hurt tourists and tourism in areas where it is common, due to stings (of neurotoxins) from its cnidocytes. Much money is spent each year to treat swimmers who have been stung by the tentacles of individuals that have washed up on beaches. The inflammatory response resulting from stings is due to the release of histamines from mast cells within the victim.
Negative Impacts: injures humans (bites or stings, venomous )
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