Synanceia verrucosa is a solitary fish for the majority of its lifetime.  However during the mating season the Reef Stonefish does meet the opposite sex for spawning.  The Reef Stonefish has a similar reproduction as its closest relative Synanceia horrida.  The female stonefish releases it’s eggs on the bottom of the sea floor creating a layer of unfertilized eggs.  Then the male stonefish comes and fertilized the eggs by releasing the sperm over them.  The eggs of the stonefish’s are fairly large which means that the newborns are hatched well developed. 

Reef Stonefish

Synanceia verrucosa