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Poisonous animals
Cnidarians (Jellyfish, Corals and Anemones)
Venomous fish
Hymenopterans (Bees, Wasps and Ants)
Sea snakes
Terrestrial snakes
Miscellaneous animals


Venomous fishes


In case you are not shure about the animal group see: "More precise identification of the cause in accidents with venomous animals in water"


Venomous fish can inflict painful stings, some of them leading to systemic enenoming. They usually live in coastal waters of tropical and subtropical areas, some also in temperate and cooler waters. Accidents with venomous fishes are also possible in the kitchen far away from their places of origin, while preparing them for food.


See also "General informations on venomous fish".





The most important culprits:












Lionfishes Stonefishes Weeverfishes




Other venomous fishes:





 Sharks and Chimaeras
 Catfishes  Surgeonfishes  Rabbitfishes   Toadfishes and Stargazers



See "Biomedical database: Venomous fish" for some more culprits