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stonefish n : venomous tropical marine fish resembling a piece of rock [syn: Synanceja verrucosa] [also: stonefishes (pl)]

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  1. 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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The stonefish, Synanceia verrucosa, also known as the the reef stone or dornorn is a carnivorous ray-finned fish with venomous spines that lives on reef bottoms, camouflaged as a rock. It is the most venomous known fish in the world.|Petplace


The stonefish lives primarily above the tropic of Capricorn: It is the most widespread species of the stonefishes family, and is known to be found in the shallow tropical marine waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans, ranging from the Red Sea to the Queensland Great Barrier Reef.



stonefish in German: Steinfische
stonefish in French: Poisson-pierre
stonefish in Ido: Fisho pedro
stonefish in Dutch: Steenvis
stonefish in Polish: Szkaradnica
stonefish in Russian: Бородавчатка
stonefish in Finnish: Kivikala
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