For toxins used to stun fish in the fishing practices of certain cultures, see Fish toxins
The lionfish has venomous barbs around its body as a defence against predators
Venomous fish produce venom harmful to humans. The 1200 or so species of venomous fish include the stonefish, lionfish, scorpionfish, stargazer, and toadfish (Daector and Thalassophryne).
- ^ Grady, Denise Venom Runs Thick in Fish Families, Researchers Learn New York Times 22 August 2006.