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Now this is one amazing fish you want to avoid!

Name: Synanceia sp. Size: 50cm Lifespan: 10 years

WHERE THEY HANG ? Be wary of wading or stepping in murky or rocky shorelines - stonefish are very hard to spot (and you'll want to avoid these critters)

SUPER COOL FACTS ? These masters of disguise have 13 large spines on their back filled with poison. Their colour can vary to match their environment. Watch out! If you stand on one you can receive a painful sting requiring immediate hospitalisation.

LEAVE NO FOOTPRINTS ? Enough said with this weird and wonderful part of our natural environment - Although he's an important part of the ecosystem, this is one interaction we want to avoid.

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