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Estuarine Stonefish

Natural Sciences Collection

Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)

Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)

Considered to be the most venomous of fishes, a sting from the Estaurine Stonefish (Synanceia horrida) can be agonising. Their robust dorsal-fin spines are grooved and have a venom gland at the base. They are superbly camouflaged to match their surroundings and can be extremely difficult to see.

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  • Title: Estuarine Stonefish
  • Creator: Natural Sciences Collection
  • Medium: Freeze-dried specimen

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