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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.


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



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.
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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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Savage recounts how she, her father and sisters would tend and repair the traditional stone fish traps that she still uses today.
The SeaQuarium includes piranhas and the world's most venomous - stone fish. Elsewhere you can see creepy crawlies like goliath tarnatulas and, in the Twilight Cave, see Rodriques fruit bats and sebas leaf nosed bats.
While cultivable finfish include Milkfish (Bangus), Siganid (Danggit), Grouper (Lapu- Lapu), Sea Bass (Apahap), Parrot Fishes (Mulmul), Stone Fish (Loppoh), Squid, Octopus, and tropical aquarium fishes.
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Adjacent to the house is a large terrace with a raised stone fish pool and herbaceous beds with steps up to lawns which run to the far boundary.
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