More than 30,000 different species of fish ply Earth’s oceans and bodies of fresh water. The beauty of many fish species is highlighted in fish stores, aquariums and in home collections. Some species, however, have darker, more terrifying aspects. A select few of these may attack human beings, while others might deliver a dose of poison when handled carelessly or not properly prepared for consumption. Here are 10 of the world’s most dangerous fish (part 2):

*read the part 1 here.


They are marked, depending on the species with one or several dark, lengthwise stripes and are swift, voracious, salmon-shaped carnivores with daggerlike teeth that protrude when the mouth is closed. It has sharp spines on its gill covers, which can wound a careless handler.


Piranha, also called caribe or piraya, are any of more than 60 species of razor-toothed carnivorous fish of South American rivers and lakes, with a somewhat exaggerated reputation for ferocity. These common fishes have deep bodies, saw-edged bellies, and large, generally blunt heads with strong jaws bearing sharp, triangular teeth that meet in a scissorlike bite.


Stonefish are venomous marine fish found in shallow waters of the tropical Indo-Pacific. They are sluggish, bottom-dwelling fish that live among rocks or coral and in mud flats and estuaries. Thickest fish with large heads and mouths, small eyes, and bumpy skins covered with wartlike lumps and, sometimes, fleshy flaps, they rest on the bottom, unmoving, blending almost exactly with their surroundsings in form and color. They are dangerous fish. Difficult to see, they can, when stepped on, inject quantities of venom through grooves in their dorsal-fin spines. Wounds produced by these fish are intensely painful and sometimes fatal.

Atlantic Manta

Manta rays have short whiplike tails provided, in some species, with one or more stinging spines. The Atlantic manta is well-known species, brown or black in color and very powerful but inoffensive. It does not envelop pearl divers and devour them.

Electric Eel

Electic eel’s tail region constitutes about four-fifths of the electric eel’s total length, which is bordered along the underside by an undulating anal fin that is used to propel the fish. The tail region contains the electric organs, which are derived from muscle tissue enervated by spinal nerves, and discharges 300-650 volts-a charge powerful enough to jolt humans. These organs may also be used to help the creature navigate and to communicate with other electric ells.

There are another 5 of 10 the world’s most dangerous fish. Hopefully you are always safe when you’re fishing, Sahabat Angler.