Be careful! Venomous fish

@gxnfly (1147)
China
April 11, 2008 8:33pm CST
Do you know there are more venomous fish than snakes? Presumably there are 1,200 venomous fish living in the sea. Fish with a biting bite outnumber all other venomous vertebrates combined, in fact,according to a research. This is shocking! More than 50,000 people are poisoned by fish bites every year, symptoms range from blisters to death. Do this figures surprise you enough?I know I was shocked,I knew that some fish can be venomous,but I never expect the amount can be that huge.I will be more careful next time I eat fish. Do you like fish?How many kinds of fish have you eaten?Did you ever know that fish can be deadly?
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11 responses
• India
12 Apr 08
good info dude i will be careful if at all i goto sea or any other place that is likely to have fish with venom.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
12 Apr 08
I didn't know this. I am so scred of snakes more than I am of fish though. The figures definitely surprise me about the fish. I never expected so many fish to be venomous either. I don't really like to eat fish. I have only ate a couple of kinds over the years.
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@minnie_98214 (10572)
• United States
12 Apr 08
I did know the number was high as my son and hubby love watching all the educational shows like this. So I learn all kinds of interesting facts.
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@sophialin (2678)
• China
12 Apr 08
Venomous fish are fish that produce venom. There are at least 1200 species of venomous fish, and they include the Stonefish, Lionfish,Scorpion Fish, Stargazer,and Toadfish (Daector and Thalassophryne). thus we should be careful and pay more attention to it.
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
12 Apr 08
We have been researching venonmous spiders lately for a project. We had no idea about the fish though. It certainly surprised us.
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12 Apr 08
Poisonous fish do seem to be an oddity, but they do seem to be a staple of nature.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
13 Apr 08
I really did not know that much about fish, it is very interesting, fish biting of course I know pyrana bite sharks too but I did not know about all those many kinds, that is quite interesting.
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@goergineo (1498)
• Jordan
12 Apr 08
I am crazy about fish. but i think it is the job of sellers to know if these fish are lethal or not. It is the first time I know that fish could be deadly. thanks for information. that was really good. you made me think twice before eating fish. thanks again
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@rlc456 (415)
• United States
12 Apr 08
No I did not. What is so funny we are fishing people, but I never new this. I love all kinds of fish. Have you never ate fish?
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@jesbellaine (4155)
• Philippines
12 Apr 08
wow! I don't know that. Thank you for the information. I hope I will not eat those fish lolz! I love eating fish!
@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
12 Apr 08
As long as it's not live fish, we are safe from eating them.. SO fish isn't really a threat unless u are someone who goes into the sea everyday.. While snakes are far more dangerous, because they are glide to anywhere they like and they hide in dark places or up on the roof and ceiling..
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
12 Apr 08
I knew that there are some fish that can be poisonous to eat if it is not cleaned properly! I understand that those fish are popular in sushi bars and in Asia! I would not want to risk my life to eat any fish or meat! I knew about jelly fish, even though maybe not a real fish, but it is in the ocean and it does bite! I am glad that I never got bitten by one.
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