Monday, July 20, 2009

Estuarine Stonefish



Here is my contribution for Ruby Tuesday. Stonefish which cannot immediately identify that it is a fish. Look at it closely. If not because of its eyes and fins I can barely notice that there is a sea creature inside this aquarium.

Here is the excerpt I got from the Manila Ocean Park for Estuarine Stonefish.

Called as "Sumalapaw" in Filipino language. This can be found in Indo-West Pacific like India, China, Philippines, Papua New Guinea and Australia. They live in coral reef and estuaries. They eat fish and crustaceans. Makes a shallow depression by scooping up sand or muds with its pectoral fins until it is piled up around the side of its body. Comes out at night and often moves on top of reefs. Listed in the Guinnes Book of Record as the most venomous fish in the world.

5 explorer comments:

Bryan said...

Oh yeah, these guys are very interesting.

Hootin' Anni said...

That's a fish?!!! So aptly named for sure.


My Ruby Tuesday is posted...scroll down below my CATS post. Hope to see that you came for a visit today if you found some time.

Happy day to you.

DescribeHappy said...

This fish has some great color... and it was certainly a challenge to find his eye!

The Laughing Idiot said...

Nifty fish! I've never seen anything like it.

Great ruby find!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Stonefish dressed in red
waiting for a bite to eat—
better red than dead!

My Ruby Tuesday

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