One of the world’s most poisonous fish. It can kill a human within two hours.
“They inhabit shallow waters along the coast. The stonefish is well camouflaged in the ocean, as it is a brownish colour, and often resembles a rock. This is why it is called the Stonefish.”
It has thirteen sharp dorsal spines on its back, which each have extremely toxic venom.
This was caught the same day I photographed it – in the very waters where we all swim and snorkel.
Luckily this one was in a bucket.