from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several tropical scorpion fishes of the genus Synanceja, especially S. verrucosa, which resembles a small rock and ejects a deadly venom from spines on its dorsal fin.
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- n. A venomous tropical marine fish resembling a piece of rock, of the genus Synanceia, found in the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean
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- n. venomous tropical marine fish resembling a piece of rock
BLONDIE PARK » Blog Archive » Stonefish The stonefish is a relatively unimposing creature at about 10 inches long, awkward in its movements, and intentionally evasive.
"Apparently, there are fish called stonefish that come down when the rivers are swollen and they are very poisonous. ''
There is a possible foreign body issue (i.e., risk for infection) if spikes from scorpionfish, stonefish, lionfish or spiny dogfish remain in the victim.
Species such as the scorpion fish, stonefish and lionfish, are found in the Pacific Ocean, Australia and the temperate waters of the tropics.
As a diver, you remind me of a stone fish (sorry stonefish of the seas)!
The world's most venomous fish is the stonefish, a fixture of Asian and tropic cuisine; its potentially fatal sting has been described as the worst pain a human can feel.
When stonefish venom is cooked, it loses its potency.
However, human death from eating stonefish is rare to nonexistent.
At the time, one could still swim by enormous schools of multicolored parrot fish, barracudas and even the occasional very dangerous stonefish.
Attached to the bow of each propulsion device was a classified, British-made BAE Systems “stonefish” mine meant to destroy any evidence that could point back to the team if the scooters had to be abandoned.
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