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Reef Stonefish - Synanceia verrucosa

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    comments (7)

  1. Absurd. ly cool. Posted 10 days ago
    1. Yes the are :D Posted 6 days ago
  2. Master of camouflage Posted 10 days ago
    1. Indeed! :D Posted 6 days ago
  3. These fish are so incredible-looking! This video shows one swimming:
    Posted 9 days ago
    1. Thanks, Christine for adding this.
      They are not good swimmers and only swims when disturbed.
      Posted 6 days ago
      1. You're welcome. They are quite a sight -- whether still or swimming! Posted 5 days ago

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"Synanceia verrucosa" is a fish species known as the reef stonefish or simply stonefish. It is a carnivorous ray-finned fish with venomous spines. It lives on reef bottoms camouflaged as a rock. It is the most venomous known fish in the world. It can be lethal to humans.

Similar species: Mail-cheeked Fishes
Species identified by Albert Kang
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By Albert Kang

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Uploaded May 12, 2022. Captured Mar 19, 2022 15:49.
  • TG-6
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO250
  • 18mm