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stone·fish

 (stōn′fĭsh′)
n. pl. stonefish or stone·fish·es
Any of several bottom-dwelling fishes of the genus Synanceia of the Pacific and Indian Oceans that resemble a small rock and eject venom from spines in the dorsal fin.
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stonefish

(ˈstəʊnˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) a venomous tropical marine scorpaenid fish, Synanceja verrucosa, that resembles a piece of rock on the seabed
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stone•fish

(ˈstoʊnˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. -fish•es, (esp. collectively) -fish.
any tropical scorpionfish of the genus Synanceja that have dorsal-fin spines from which a deadly poison is discharged.
[1660–70]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stonefish - venomous tropical marine fish resembling a piece of rockstonefish - venomous tropical marine fish resembling a piece of rock
scorpaenid, scorpaenid fish - any of numerous carnivorous usually bottom-dwelling warm-water marine fishes found worldwide but most abundant in the Pacific
genus Synanceja, Synanceja - stonefishes
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US species Scorpaena guttata Pterosis volitans (red (common names) (California lionfish, 93% of US scorpionfish, population) Pterosis miles sculpin) (common lionfish, devil firefish, 7%) Subfamily names Synanceinae Common names Stonefish Common genera Synanceia verrucosa (reef stonefish) Synanceia horrida (estuarine stonefish) Geographic Mostly tropical distributions Indian and Western Pacific Oceans US species Not presently (common names) in US coastal waters