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Stonefish (Synanceia verrucosa)


The Stonefish

The Stonefish is another of Australia's deadly marine creatures. They inhabit shallow waters along the coast. The stonefish is well camouflaged in the ocean, as it is a brownish colour, and often resembles a rock. This is why it is called the Stonefish.

It has thirteen sharp dorsal spines on its back, which each have extremely toxic venom. 

Amazing Animal Fact: The venom of a stonefish can kill a human in two hours.

People swimming in the ocean need to take care, as they can unknowingly step on a Stonefish and have venom injected into their foot.

The stonefish feeds on other small fish or shrimp.

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