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Stonefish (The Most Venomous Fish In The World)

As you can see, the Stonefish or Synanceia Verrucosa can almost look invisible against coral and rocks. This makes this relatively small saltwater fish very hard to spot. Unfortunately for humans and other creatures, this camouflage can kill. Their poison coming from the 13 spines on its dorsal area which release venom from two sacs. This venom causes severe pain with possible shock, paralysis and tissue death depending on the depth of the penetration. It even can be fatal if not treated within 2-3 hours. As with deadly spider and snake bites a firm bandage should be applied as soon as possible. Immediately run the wound under hot water at least 43 degree Celsius (109 Fahrenheit). As you can imagine people are most often stung when they step on a Stonefish, so be sure to tread lightly and keep your eyes open if you are in the Pacific or Indian Ocean, particularly in the Great Barrier Reef. Have a look at these different species of Stonefish...
Watch at about 2:30 into this video to see Steve Irwin and the deadly Stonefish in action...



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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Doesn't look too dangerous, but I could see how you could easily step on it!

max luna said...

Mmmm i thouhg the iriconji jelly fish was the deadly fish out there

Anonymous said...

Box jellyfish > Irukandji

1Green Thumb said...

Box jellyfish or iriconji jelly fish are not considered fish... that is why the Stonefish is the most venomous...

Justin Adie said...

These images you have on this article are of scorpian fish fish and not of stone fish..

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