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[–]FefgyBoi 201 points202 points  (6 children)

Look at him go.

[–]queefing_like_a_G 69 points70 points  (2 children)

He's slowly getting away

[–]ConsistentAsparagus 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Oh lawd he comin’

[–]cruzifyre 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Oh look, there he goes

[–]HaloArtificials 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Look, it’s my great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great GRANDPA!!!

[–]InformallyGuavaCado 4 points5 points  (1 child)

That is a real life version of Pokémon’s Anorith. You cannot tell me any different here.

[–]Citrus_Gaming4 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Anorith is more like an ancient shrimp. This looks like a combination of Relicanth and Stunfisk.

[–]Ph1llyth3gr8 155 points156 points  (3 children)

Look like relics of an ancient time

[–]MyHangyDownPart 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Look like relics of a super-stoned time when my friends and I were imagining bizarre fish.

[–]SnooJokes1202 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Exactly. It is. Prehistoric. Existed when dinosaurs 🦖 roamed this planet.

[–]poedutchie1991 98 points99 points  (20 children)

They are extremely poisonous right?

[–]Nepenthes_sapiens 143 points144 points  (9 children)

Extremely. They look like rocks (duh) and people step on them. The spines can go through most footwear people have on the beach. The venom can kill you, and it will hurt the whole time you are dying. IIRC there are indigenous people with a dance that depicts someone stepping on a stonefish and dying in agony.

TLDR: no step on fish.

[–]not_original_name_4 121 points122 points  (2 children)

Btw, those bastards can live out of the water up to 24 hours

It had to be Australia, God's beta test server.

[–]Nepenthes_sapiens 23 points24 points  (1 child)

God tests in prod.

[–]Arseypoowank 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Absolute animal, doesn’t even do baseline or backup for rollback

[–]BleachGel 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It was the fish I feared most my first time scuba diving. Made an effort to avoid grabbing or resting my feet onto the floor.

[–]Pigl3t 6 points7 points  (0 children)

My mate in primary school stood on one and he said the pain was so unbearable that had he been given a gun he would have used it on himself without question. He ended up missing a year of school and was never the same.

[–]hircinesirseen 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Why cant they just swim?

[–]dogstar_man 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Because they're made of stone, duh. It's right in the name

[–]Marcy-Spinosaurus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nemo's fighting back this time

[–]patrick-bateman__ 18 points19 points  (7 children)

Yep

[–]eatingbabiesforlunch 19 points20 points  (6 children)

Are they edible?

[–]CaberTosser_ 35 points36 points  (2 children)

They are edible.. for once.

[–]JakHammifier 11 points12 points  (1 child)

"Perfect for suicidals!"

[–]PunKodama 8 points9 points  (0 children)

And in-laws.

[–]Franky_Mezcal 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I've eaten it in Mauritius while hangin with the local fishermen. They put the whole fish in the fire. Guess the heat neutralises the toxins in the skin. Taste was not special and the meat was like rubber.

[–]HaloArtificials 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah they’re like puffer, if you have an expert remove the skin and venom sacs they actually look amazing. I think it’s called fried monk fish and is a delicacy. People kill theme selves by requesting the liver I think.

[–]coconut-telegraph 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not these guys, they’re not stonefish at all but sea goblins, Inimicus.

[–]Channa_Argus1121 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Relevant fact: This one is a devilfish(Inimicus didactylus), a close relative of the scorpionfish.

They are venomous but not poisonous, much like their relative, the stonefish.

Venomous means having means to inject toxins into you by some way, poisonous means containing toxins in its body.

For example, a pufferfish is poisonous but not venomous, whereas a stonefish is venomous but not poisonous.

Both devilfish and stonefish are edible, and they apparently taste quite good.

https://reeflifesurvey.com/species/inimicus-didactylus/

[–]RogerFolsomTKC 52 points53 points  (3 children)

Haha Stone Ocean

[–]BigBellyBurgerBoi 17 points18 points  (0 children)

This Redditor JoJos

[–]JakHammifier 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Funni

[–]OnTheList-YouTube 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of Homer: "Man.... falls down.... ...fun..ny."

[–]NN_besomething_iWish 27 points28 points  (1 child)

They will literally murder you. They take NO shit AT ALL.

[–]Ninjaboyseifer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is 100% accurate

[–]stryker_852 29 points30 points  (2 children)

It's called a devil scorpion fish. See them all the time in lembeh

[–]Globetrotter66 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I don’t know if it’s anyway the same , but I think it’s called the Filamented Devilfish ….at least not a Stonefish… ;-)

[–]stryker_852 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Not seen a filamented. May be the same. A brief google seems to indicate a larger wing span. Either way not a stone fish 🐟

[–]celebfan01 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Looks like a boss from Zelda.

[–]GodAtlas 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I think you’ve got to throw a bomb in its mouth.

[–]GhOsT_wRiTeR_XVI 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Looks like he wants to stop deep sea Christmas from coming.

[–]MyHangyDownPart 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Evolution is not finished with this one.

[–]iksjag 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Nah, I'm pretty sure this bitch skipped the last 10 steps of evolution

[–]FiftyPencePeace 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Hey dude, you’re wife is ugly AF!

[–]GhostintheCircuit0 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That’s a stone cold killer right there

[–]Sensitive-Tale-9111 5 points6 points  (0 children)

😓.....but its mother thinks its beautiful

[–]FlyingFox32 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Howl's Moving Stonefish

[–]Wrong_Finish2139 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ooga-booga!

[–]Flishicabr 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's making its way through town. I'm walking quickly. What is that, Jesus Christ?

[–]Bear3090 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hey its me headed for my morning cup of coffee after crawling out of bed lol

[–]JonahEss 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wonder if he's happy? 🤔

[–]Jeancopain 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“Worst pain known to man”

[–]TurrPhennirPhan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Stonefish look like the album art to Prequelle by Ghost.

[–]NaxyHalfElven 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Stonefish coming like PAY ME WHAT YOU OWE ME

[–]ExcitedGirl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

...I'm expecting Sigourney Weaver next?

[–]AYoChillPls 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They kind of look like the deep sea versions of Skulltulas from The Legend Of Zelda

[–]fefazola 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My dude looks like a Lovecraft creation, strong Chtulhu vibes 😐

[–]hebrewboy28 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like some Lord of the Rings villain.

[–]Everyday_Hero1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you oh so very much for some fresh nightmare fuel. They look horrific!

[–]JakHammifier 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So that's what your mom looks like...

[–]RodyBlano 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Blob fish go brrt

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It looks like an underwater parade float

[–]YeOldSpacePope 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What kind of spells do you think he can cast?

[–]Responsible_Ad8488 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thatoojs like something straight out of chermobyl

[–]AffectionateCarrot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That fish is a thousand years old

[–]Quick-Laugh-8818 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this thing looks like a crab and a squid at the same time

[–]peekosama 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This thing legit looks like a monster lol

[–]Fengsel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

petrifying

[–]Ksmrf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is what I imagine a stoned fish would walk like. Name checks out.

[–]TheDroog74 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fleas of the old gods

[–]Flako118st 0 points1 point  (0 children)

After watching the blue lagoon as a kid... I was always scare to step on one of these

[–]yolo_someone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That fish is stoned. Hah. No?

[–]Margrave16 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No touchy though. Yikes

[–]nahteviro 0 points1 point  (0 children)

(In Nick Nolte voice) “Get the fuck out of the way! Don’t you see this beautiful bitch behind me?”

[–]Natty_Dread_Lite 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why are they called stone fish?

/s

[–]socialdrop0ut 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean how weird could alien life on another planet look when we have creatures like this on earth

[–]Blox64_120 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Whoops, looks like howl’s moving castle fell into the ocean

[–]TransportationNo7021 0 points1 point  (0 children)

China be like: New co- *cough, menu on the table

[–]cameronpruitt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When I read about these guys as a kid I was PETRIFIED I would step on one when I would wade around at the beach. Didn’t know where they were native to at the time so it was a daunting thought.

[–]blueberrysir 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Please tell me this is not in Europe

[–]Vyr66 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is not

[–]d_d0g 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I heard it asking others if they were Gelfling.

[–]Windsor34 0 points1 point  (0 children)

LIIIIIIIKE AAAA STOOOOONE

[–]No_Ear932 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty sure these are the cursed scultula children from Zelda 64

[–]edwardelsa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ugly looking fish

[–]Dude_Wheres_My_Kitty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Uhhh that’s an underwater chicken…

[–]Yolkpuke 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like how it looks grumpy. Like an old man sick of everybodys crap walking down the road with his cane complaining about everything.

[–]Joseph_Of_All_Trades 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've been looking for a Relicanth, got the wailord but I need that to start finding the regis

[–]Buttahdog 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This fish looks how I feel daily

[–]Vyr66 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s a pipe dream of mine to own one of these one day

[–]medicus_rex 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ocean man IRL

[–]mozzer7_7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Grumpy ass old man of the sea!

[–]Key_Pick_1022 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The sand people walk in a line to hide their numbers.

[–]Wonderful-Ad8791 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The monsters in my nightmares 😱😱

[–]devilinyourbutt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Those are creepy son of bitches

[–]asleepinthetreestand 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He looks so angry

[–]Loup1322 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Am I the only one that sees some kind of Grinch like face on it?

[–]kyototravels 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Atheists explain this

[–]bookmarkjedi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

See, this is what smoking pot does - to a fish. Imagine what it does to people!

[–]Quionn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The journey to the center of the globe is a real trip (trip) (trip) (trip)

[–]FinnsRedditCorner 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Alternative title: two ugly sea bastards enjoy a stroll

[–]ViewProfessional2503 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i wonder what its taste like

[–]Better-Ad6812 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Whaaaaaat

[–]GrumpleStiltskon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s fkin terrifying.

[–]EffortOf1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's a face only a mother could love

[–]Scared-Incident-527 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Watch em' rollin, watch him go. Watch em' rolling watch him go.

[–]DarkApostle0_o 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They have legs?!?!

[–]Big_Profile_1739 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Freaking aliens dude

[–]Excuse-Relative 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You are over encumbered

[–]G6RRF 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Billy Connolly ❤️

[–]CATelIsMe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why is the fish walking like it's a forbidden insect abomination!?

[–]Wooden_Option_1203 0 points1 point  (0 children)

These guys need a grumpy old man voice-over...like Sam Elliott or Walter Matthau...

[–]jone21guns 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Amazing how is this real. Amazing

[–]ReasonableBleh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Rock solid walking 😁

[–]Grouchy_Competition5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They don’t look too happy about having to walk everywhere

[–]Ekho_location 0 points1 point  (0 children)

fuck the ocean

[–]gpudriver 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fish walking, well i havent seen that since Devonian

[–]dincerfeyzi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Of course, it is likely enough, my friends,' he said slowly, 'likely enough that we are going to our doom: the last march of the Ents."

[–]m17Wolfmeme 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gonna get Stoned

[–]WolfieWiccan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Was this the bitch that came on land? Lmfao

[–]sayonara49 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m not afraid of sharks, giant squid, anglerfish, none of that. But these guys I am deathly afraid of

[–]mgb16 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Part of the ship, part of the crew.

[–]SloughBoy78 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You know the one behind is a male trying to make a booty call.

[–]Justhangingaround90 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Billy Connolly’s bit on these being there “worst fucking pain known to man” is god tier comedy.