The camo killer

Welcome to my website! The focus of this web page is the Synanceia Verrucosa, otherwise known as the Stonefish, which is found in various regions of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is currently the deadliest fish in the sea, with extremely toxic venom that is secreted from the 13 barbs on its back. This fish has excellent camouflage, looking nearly identical to a rock. Its disguise is so good that people have stepped on it unknowingly and been injected with its deadly poison, or even picked it up thinking it was simply a rock!

Aquarium Stonefish taken in Czech Republic.  Shot by Karel Jakubec.

The class topic for this project is organisms that live in coral reefs.  If you would like to learn more about coral reef organisms and many others go to!

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