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2007-01-05_12-27-18

Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

The face of a very large pink colored Reef Stonefish (Synanceia verrucosa) sitting on the top of the famous Steve Bommie's dive site within the Great Barrier reef in North Queensland, Australia.
These massively venomous, but docile, ambush hunters have hurt people who have accidentally stepped on their poisonous spines located on their back. Their camouflage is almost perfect, and they are willing to sit totally still even when disturbed to maintain the illusion.

· Date: Sun October 14, 2007 · Reference ID: all/22007-01-05_12-27-18 · Views: 16019 ·
Keywords: scorpion fish scorpionfish dangerous venom venomous spines deadly predator poison poisonous indo pacific gbr qld danger camouflauge
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