Reef Stonefish (Synanceia verrucosa)

Also known as Common Stonefish, Dornorn, Fish Stone, Goblinfish, Poison Scorpionfish, Reef Stone

Description

Also known as Common Stonefish, Dornorn, Fish Stone, Goblinfish, Poison Scorpionfish, Reef Stone.

Found singly or in family groups blending in with the substrate under rocks or on rubble and sand areas over shallow reef flats, lagoons and small pools.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Predators of the stonefish are Sharks and Rays.
Length - 40cm
Depth - 0-30m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

Worlds most venomous fish!

Stonefish are masters of camouflage looking and lying like stones and rocks waiting for their prey.
This is the most venomous fish in the world. It has thirteen stout spines in the Dorsal Fin which can inject a highly toxic venom if trodden on etc., most victims are reef walkers with flimsy shoes or no shoes.
However if the area around them is disturbed they will swim away.
Highly dangerous have been known to cause death!!
Ref: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Synanceia-verrucosa.html

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