The key to success of the Stonefish is its ability to look like the bottom of the sea. When a fish comes too close then the Stonefish eats it. The Stonefish is almost always immobile, lying quietly on the sea-bed or in caves. Its dorsal fins are equipped with poisonous spines. The most venomous are found in the Pacific and Indian oceans. Warning: grabbing a Stonefish with bare hands may prove dangerous!

Illustration thanks to Paolo Vecchi at the Fish-Watching in the Maldives Web Page

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