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Devil Stinger

Inimicus didactylus


Inimicus didactylus, also known as Demon Stinger or Devil Stinger, is a member of the Inimicus genus of venomous fishes, closely related to the true stonefishes. It can reach a body length of 25 cm (10 in) and is irregularly surfaced with spines and a knobby appearance. The fish has venomous spines to ward off enemies.The body is red or sandy yellow and well camouflaged on sandy and coral seabeds.


Is nocturnal, and often dig itself partially into the sandy seabed during the day. Solitary or in pairs. Sand, rubble, silt and mud of protected inshore reefs in 5-40 m. Asian Pacific: Thailand and SE China to Indonesia, Australia, New Caledonia and Vanuatu.


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Bohol, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 8, 2012
Submitted on Dec 24, 2012

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