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

Distribution of venomous fish

Venomous fishes of medical importance

 

 

The most important representatives are listed below. See also "Biomedical database: Venomous fish" for the distribution of other possible culprits.

 

 

 

Atlantic Ocean
Indian Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Caribbean  Sea
Red  Sea
Mediterranean Sea
North Sea

Baltic

Sea

Black Sea

 

Stingrays 1

      X
      X
      X
        X
    X
             X
     X

Skagerrak

& Kattegat

    X

 

Scorpionfishes 2

      X
     X
     X
        X
    X
           X
    X
      (X)
     X

 

Lionfishes

      X3
     X

        X

(not

American Pacific

coast)

        X3
    X
       

 

Stonefishes

        X4
       X4

(not

American Pacific

coast)
       X4
       

 

Weeverfishes


       X5

                   X
    X
       X
     X

 

1 Potamotrygonidae in rivers of South America

 

2 Notesthes sp.: in rivers and river mouths in eastern Australia

 

3 Pterois volitans and P. miles have been introduced to the Caribbean, the Mexican Gulf, Bermuda and the coastlines of the eastern USA.

 

4 Some species may be found also in brackish water

 

5 Eastern Atlantic coasts from Norway to Senegal