The Stone Fish


The Stone Fish
(synanceia verrucosa)

The Stone Fish is known to be the most poisonous in the world. Its bulging body is covered with excrescences that allow him to perfectly camouflage in its environment. Moreover it assumes the color of the surroundings as its skin releases a mucus that retains algae and coral decays. It has a short dorsal spine which contains an...

...extremely painful poison. Its head is bigger than its body and its mouth is pointing upwards. It stays in rocky areas and cavities. It can also hide in the sand. It feeds on small fishes that it aspirates in a very fast motion. Due to its camouflage ability and its deadly poisonous spines, this fish is one of the most dangerous for humans. Its poison paralyzes the muscles and the nervous system, however it can be warded by heating the wound.