Scientific name: Synanceia verrucosa
Size: Up to 15.7 inches
Color: Variable, often gray, pink or brown
Distinguishing feature: Massive body, swollen, flaccid.
Where did we see it: French polynesia, Mayotte, Raja Ampat, Egypt
The stonefish is a fish that can be found in the sand but is often found in the rocks in which it's hidden.
It's not easy to spot, its skin also secreting mucus allowing it to recover debris of corals or algae on its skin.
It's the most poisonous species of fish in the world. Injuries can sometimes be fatal.
Mammals have a horizontal tail.
Fishes have a vertical fin.
Turtles are in economy mode when they are sleeping. If they are woken during night, they may not have enough air to return to surface.
So, please be careful during night dives!
The whale shark is the largest fish in the world!
Some whales are larger, but they are mammals, not fish!