Temperate Oceans Animals

Class: Fishes: 4 classes Diet: Fish
Order: Scorpaeniformes: Scorpionfishes
Size: 30 cm (11 3/4 in)
Family: No Fish family information Conservation Status: Non-threatened
Scientific Name: Synanceia verrucosa Habitat: shallow water, coral reefs
Range: Indian and Pacific Oceans: Africa and Red Sea to Northern Australia

Size of StonefishAbout 20 species of stonefish occur in the Indo-Pacific. All have needlelike dorsal-fin spines, equipped with venom glands that produce the most deadly of all fish venoms. Wounds from a stonefish can kill any human unlucky enough to tread on the spines. This species is typical of its family, with its rough, scaleless body, large, upward-turning head and protuberant eyes. As its name suggests, the stonefish's coloring and shape camouflage it perfectly as it lies half-buried among stones or in rock crevices.

Range of Stonefish
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