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 sandy areas, over shallow reef flats, lagoons, and in small pools. Predators of the stonefish are Sharks and Rays.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 40cm
Depth - 0-30m
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!!