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stonefish

(ston'fish?) [From its camouflage coloring]
The type species (Synanceia verrucosa) of the marine fish family Synanciidae. See: Synanciidae

stonefish

fish member of the family Synancejidae which inhabits coral reefs and has an external appearance similar to a lump of coral. They have a number of spines along the back and if trodden on or bitten eject a very potent poison, which causes terrific pain, followed by local swelling and general paralysis ending in fatal respiratory paralysis. Includes Synanceja trachynis, Synanceichthys verrucosa.
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I'd like to see more student housing, especially for our young and single students," Stonefish said.
When he discovered that the police officer who was responsible for the criminally negligent slaying of Chippewa land claim protester Dudley George at Ipperwash Provincial Park in Ontario in 1995 had received a conditional sentence and was not facing incarceration, Stonefish sought to have his sentence reviewed in the hope he could return to Swan Hills and continue his work.
We are in a situation where our women are devalued and that we're tossed away, a disposable item," said Stonefish.
The retired members fared no better, Tony Taylor taking only two DIARY DATES April 4-19: Predator's event, Blue Reef Aquarium, Tynemouth, on display Giant Pacific Octopus, & deadly stonefish, also talks & feeding demonstrations, so it could be very interesting.
The filmmaking team, including Howard Hall, producer Toni Myers, executive producer Graeme Ferguson and producer for Howard Hall Productions Michele Hall, has captured some of the most extraordinary marine life ever shot on film including the Stonefish - the world's most venomous fish - and a new species of shark yet to be described by science.
Within seconds I came face to face with the most venomous fish in the oceans, the Stonefish.
And the coral-crusted stonefish is the most venomous in the world.
The sheer diversity of aquatic life is jaw-dropping, and the sensation of flying weightlessly through shoals of brilliantly coloured fish, while gazing down on blue-spotted lagoon ray, stonefish and black-spotted pufferfish, is humbling.
Children will build their own shelter and sleep in the wilds of Borneo which is also known for having an abundance of scorpions, poisonous spiders, elephants, the deadly stonefish and potentially lethal box jellyfish.
The centre said the stonefish antidote was being kept in cold storage ready for use in the unlikely event of a staff member being poisoned.
The National Sea Life Centre said the stonefish antidote was being kept in cold storage ready for use in the unlikely event of a staff member being poisoned.