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Venomous fish

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Venomous fish

The lionfish has venomous barbs around its body as a defence against predators.

Venomous fish produce venom harmful to humans. The 1200 or so species of venomous fish include the stonefish, lionfish, scorpionfish, stargazer, and toadfish (Daector and Thalassophryne).[1]

See also


  1. ^ Grady, Denise Venom Runs Thick in Fish Families, Researchers Learn New York Times 22 August 2006.

External links

  • Venomous Fish Outnumber Snakes -

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