Thursday, December 14, 2000

Aquarium lands deadliest fish

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        The Newport Aquarium introduced the most venomous fish in the world, a 14-inch, four-pound stonefish from Australia, to an 800-gallon tank Wednesday in the Deadly and Dangerous Gallery.

        The marine animal mimics encrusted rock and sand on the bottom of the sea where it waits in camouflage for its prey.

        People usually come in contact with the stonefish by stepping on it, and the sharp spines in the dorsal fin produce a sting that causes intense pain, paralysis, shock and sometimes death.

        The stonefish is sharing its new home with other venomous, but not deadly, fish.


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