The body is almost round. The head and body have many small thorns. The skin looks rough. Big mouth and Color like stone.
Kingdom : Animalia Phylum : Chordata
Class : Actinopterygii Order : Scorpaeniformes Family : Synanceiidae Genus : Synanceia
They have great camouflage and ambush the incoming victims quickly. They eat small fish, shrimp and crustaceans, using by their mouth like a vacuum to suck prey when the prey comes in.
Stonefish live around the rocky areas in the ocean. Use the environment to help catch prey. Also like living in shallow water and can be found around the coral reef.
The first stone fish is a fish that has been raised by other fish, so few have survived. They spent most of their lives alone, sitting still in the midst of rocks or sand, waiting to catch prey for food.
Stone fish are solitary fish and will come together when finding a partner. The female will lay up to one million eggs on the floor of the Maha Sut, and the male will be the administrator. Eggs are quite large, so new born fish hatch out, they develop very well.
The facts of stonefish
Humans can eat If correct, the poison is destroyed by heat. Very popular in Japan. Stone fish can live up to 24 hours outside the water. Stone fish can spray (spit) water. Compared to other fish species The stonefish has a very low swimming speed.
Why they are dangerous fish?
The stonefish has strong dorsal fin spines that are contained within a sheath of thick skin. At the base of each spine there are two venom glands that discharge their contents along ducts in the spine.The pain is immediate, excruciating and may last for many days. Muscular paralysis, breathing difficulties, shock, and sometimes heart failure and death can ensue.To prevent stonefish stings, sturdy footwear should be worn on reef flats. In the event of a sting, the victim should leave the water, apply first aid and seek medical attention as soon as possible.