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 are fish that produce venom. There are at least 1200 species of venomous fish, and they include the Stonefish, Lionfish, Scorpion Fish, Stargazer, and Toadfish (Daector and Thalassophryne).
- ^ Grady, Denise Venom Runs Thick in Fish Families, Researchers Learn New York Times 22 August 2006.