Inimicus filamentosus (Cuvier, 1829)
Two-stick stingfish
Inimicus filamentosus
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Synanceiidae (Stonefishes), subfamily: Choridactylinae
 Max. size:  25 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range - 55 m
 Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea and East Africa to Maldives. Reported from the Philippines (Ref. 5515).
 Biology:  Inhabits sand and rubble bottoms of coral reefs (Ref. 9710). Uncommon in markets.
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  venomous
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 15.09.92
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
 Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 06.08.94

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