Fun Facts!

The aboriginals of Australia have a corroboree in honor of the Stonefish. It is called “Dornan.” (Bunter, 1936)

When threatened the Stonefish does not flee but instead raises its poison laced spines.

Usually these fish are about 35cm, however huge 50cm specimines  have been recorded.

The venom is a powerful neurotoxin which causes immense amount of pain.  Sting victims have been known to still feel pain for long periods afterwards.

A portrait of a Stonefish. Photo by Richard Ling.

Where did I get all this information? It can all be found on the Reference page!