Habitat and Geography

The Stonefish is primarily found throughout the coasts of the Indian and Indo-Pacific Oceans.

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  They stay in shallow water and live on sandy, muddy, or rubble covered ocean floor among coral reefs.  Using their fins, Stonefish dig shallow holes, throwing sand and mud on top of themselves, where they sit, half-buried, in wait of prey (Grobecker, 1983).  During low tide they live in shallow pools left behind or can even live out of water for a few hours. 

Other organisms share the coral reef habitat with the Stonefish including the Clown fish, Lion Fish, and the Blue-Spotted Stingray

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