Venomous fish

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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, weever and toadfish (Daector and Thalassophryne).[1]


  1. ^ Grady, Denise Venom Runs Thick in Fish Families, Researchers Learn New York Times 22 August 2006.

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