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Reef stonefish

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

Reef stonefish of French polynesia

Reef stonefish

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

In detail

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.

Our pictures of reef stonefish

The different species of Stonefish we have seen

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