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Warty stonefish

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Facts

LatinSynanceia verrucosa
Size40 cm
FoodFish and crustaceans
HabitatCoral and stone reefs
IUCN

Not evaluated

LocationWestern Pacific Ocean
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Disguised as a stone

The reef stonefish looks like a stone which makes it a master at hiding in the coral reef. Its camouflage is so good that the reef stonefish doesn't need to swim in order to catch its prey. It simply lies still and waits for a fish to swim by.

World's most venomous fish

Its dorsal area is lined with 13 spines with venom sacs, which it uses to defend itself against predators. The reef stonefish is the most venomous fish in the world, and their sting can be fatal to humans.


The small mouths

The pier

Coral reef

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