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Stonefish

 

(Synanceia verrucosa), a fish of the Synance-jidae family of the order Scleroparei. Its naked skin is covered with warts and growths. It lives in the tropics of the Indian and pacific oceans and in the Red Sea. Length, up to 40 cm.

At the base of the spiny rays of the dorsal fin the stonefish has paired poisonous cutaneous glands in the form of a compact mass of serous cells, distributed in warts on each side of the spines. A prick of its spines is extremely dangerous and occasionally fatal. The meat of the stonefish is used for food.

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