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What do you need to know about scorpionfish, lionfish, and stonefish poisoning?

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They’re all poisonous fish that live in tropical and temperate oceans. They’re not aggressive, so you can come in contact with them accidentally and get poisoned. Lionfish causes mild poisoning. Scorpionfish causes moderate-to-severe poisoning. Poisoning from stonefish, which is motionless, can be severe and even deadly.

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Scorpionfish, Lionfish, and Stonefish Poisoning from eMedicineHealth

MedlinePlus: "Scorpion Fish."

MedlinePlus: "Stonefish."

MedlinePlus: "Marine animal stings or bites."

ThinkQuest: "Sea scorpion."

ThinkQuest: "Lion-fish, Turkey fish, Fire-fish."

ThinkQuest: "Stone fish."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2018

SOURCES:

Scorpionfish, Lionfish, and Stonefish Poisoning from eMedicineHealth

MedlinePlus: "Scorpion Fish."

MedlinePlus: "Stonefish."

MedlinePlus: "Marine animal stings or bites."

ThinkQuest: "Sea scorpion."

ThinkQuest: "Lion-fish, Turkey fish, Fire-fish."

ThinkQuest: "Stone fish."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2018

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