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The 9 Most dangerous fish in the world

There’s is a vast kingdom under water, millions of secrets are yet to discover. Almost 71 % of the mother earth is covered with water, the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth’s water. You might saw some dangerous beasts in the land, imagine what could be there on the other 71% of the world!

No doubt that a splendid scene is lying underwater, especially on the ocean floor. Packed with amazingly colorful fishes, corals, seaweeds and tons of other organisms. It can blow away your mind with its beauty, but it’s also true that with beauty there’s also fear. You can witness the monsters of the water which can haunt you through all your life. In this blog, we will watch over 9 deadliest fish in the world that actually exists. Let’s get started.

9. Electric Eel


Yap! it does produce electricity and which can be even deadliest for you. This huge predator can blast prey with 500 volts of electricity enough to kill a human or large for its horrible electricity power. Giant eel looks like snake and menacing.they are the gangsters of coral reef or freshwater.

Having razor sharp teeth they use it for gratuitous violence. There’s no question that every diver has at one time experienced or wondered if they are dangerous and can bite. Although there are few evidence instances of people dying from an electric eel ‘s shock, it could happen. A single shocked capable of drowning a man even in shallow water. As such, an electric eel can instead jump out of the water, sliding its body up against a partially submerged predator to directly target its shock.

Adult electric eels are generally carnivorous, eating fish, crustaceans, insects, such as as-as amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. The eel can also use the charge to protect themselves against predators such as caiman. Electric eels can use their high voltage attacks tp coax prey out of hiding by causing the fish muscle to twice. The eel detects this movement and hoovers up the prey and the native people also face their furiousness. After all, Showing all above characteristics eel is one of the top most dangerous fish in the world.youn don’t wanna mess with an electric eel buddy.

8. Piranha


Obviously, piranha is a fear factor for you! If you are in amazon river or amazon sink. For example, It would take 300 to 500  piranhas five minutes to strip the flesh of a 180-pound human. But piranha attacks human rarely. The red-bellied piranha is considered one of the more dangerous and aggressive species of piranha, according to the animal diversity web. Another interesting fact that hungry piranha will bite almost anything even other piranhas as they have cannibalistic nature. In fact, more piranhas are eaten by people then people are eaten by piranhas. Scientific Name: Pygocentrus nattereri.

They require warm water to survive and do not eat or even attack when the water temperature is less than 12-degree Celsius. A piranhas mouth is lined with a single row of razor-sharp, triangular teeth.

7. Tigerfish


No wonder why this creature is called Tigerfish, they are the tiger of freshwater. You can find these predators on the river of Congo and Lake Tanganyika in Africa. Tiger fishes are extremely aggressive in nature, have razor sharp teeth which can tear apart any big animal.

Tigerfish of the genus Hydrocynus (sometimes Hydrocyon) are admired game fishes of the characin family, Characidae (order Cypriniformes). They are marked, depending on the species, with one or several dark, lengthwise stripes and are swift, voracious, salmon-shaped carnivores with huge teeth that protrude when the mouth is closed.

There are five species, two of them are widely known. You might hear the (H. goliath) or commonly known as Goliath tigerfish, may be more than 1.8 meters (6 feet) long in size and may weigh more than 57 kg (125 pounds)! Can you believe that? Yup, it’s huge for a freshwater species. The bright side is, H. vittatus is considered to be one of the best sport fish in the world.

Local legend says that the satanic spirit “Mbenga” enters the fish soul and causes it to attack people. Horrible thing is, not only the humans are the victim of these monsters, but also a crocodile even found dead or injured by this tigerfish. Even a recent video went viral where you can see that a goliath tiger leaping out of the water to catch birds on the wing. So, folks, it’s not a fish to play a game with.

6. Puffer


Don’t go with the cuteness of this fish, this little fluffy thing can even take your life with a blink of an eye. Heard of pufferfish, blowfish, swellfish or even fugu? It has various adorable names such as puffers, balloonfish, blowies, bubblefish, globefish, toadfish, toadies, honey toads etc. Well, this is the creature you heard about which belongs to the member of a group of about 90 species of fishes of the family Tetraodontidae.

Puffers or blowfishes are usually found in warm and temperate regions around the globe. Though the sea is the most preferable place for them, don’t get surprised if you found them in freshwater and brackish water. There are about 29 genera of this fish and 200 species spotted till now. Typically these puffs are small to medium in size, although a few species can reach lengths of greater than 100 cm (39 in).

If you are impressed with the look of the innocence of pufferfish, you need to know this. Being sluggish, the puffer fish’s one defense against predators by gulping down a few mouthfuls of water and swell up like a ball. If you hit that thing in that situation, you are done!

In September 2012, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in the Philippines issued a warning not to eat puffer fish, after local fishermen died upon consuming puffer fish for dinner. Pufferfish contain the poison tetrodotoxin (TTX) which is also found in the blue-ringed octopus. Believe it or not, this fish toxin is 100 times more potent than cyanide. Only a single poison dart produce a powerful poison. Unluckily if one got hit by these darts, poisoning usually starts with a tingling/numbness of the lips, followed by dizziness and nausea. After this things can rapidly go downhill with shock and muscle paralysis setting in. Finally, it’s a matter of an hour to be dead after a horrific breathless situation. The worst of all, there is no antidote of it!

5. Goonch fish


Lemme tell you about a man-eater now, Goonch fish is probably the most deadly predators among the catfish family. Yup the catfishes are carnivorous and prefer small to medium-sized fishes on their diet list. But this one? It hunts human and tears apart with its shark-like teeth! If any living creature got itself in a Goonch fish’s range, that’s the sad ending of it!

Bagarius yarrelli, in other words, the giant devil catfish or goonch, is a very large species of catfish in the genus Bagarius found in rivers in South Asia. many people claimed that it also is seen in Southeast Asia, though that could be a separate species. This cheeky hunters almost looks the same. These giants reach up to 2 m (6.6 ft) in length and weigh over 200 pounds, some even cross 7 feet. That’s almost the size of Andre the giant! Insane isn’t it?

The goonch fish was a myth until the legendary British biologist and angler Jeremy Wade puts his attention on. After a tiring war, he landed a 7 feet Goonch fish weighs 160 lb, a size of a grown man! And then he told that ”yes, goonch fish does exist”! With the big mouth and large sharp teeth like a shark, it’s a threat for local mankind. The Kali River goonch attacks were a series of fatal attacks on humans claimed to be perpetrated by man-eating goonch catfish in three villages on the banks of the Kali River in Nepal and India, these incidents happened between the year 1998 and 2007. Well, now you know why it grabbed our attention.

4. Jellyfish


Yah! You heard right that jellyfish is deadly for you than Cebrasnakel because, for its tentacle, jellyfish sting their prey with them, releasing a venom that paralyzes their targets but stings from some types of jellyfish such as the box jelly. Also called sea wasp.

Box jellyfish (chironex fleckerl), It is so venomous it will kill you within two minutes if you receive two meters or more tentacle contact. If a tentacle, touches the skin it results in a very painful sting. The possibility of encountering some of the deadliest jellyfish in the world may be running, but knowing that their out there should be enough to remind you to always wear expose protection while snorkeling and scuba diving, even in warm water. Or this cute jelly will be the reason for your death!

3. Bull Shark


Sharks!! no need for further introduction, right? It’s the undisputed monster of the ocean. But do you know a shocking fact about sharks? Only three species are responsible for most human murder: the Great white shark (Carcharodon Carcharias), the tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) and the bull shark (Carcharhinus levees). We picked the Bull shark in today’s list, cause it’s probably the most dangerous one among all of them. It has been recorded in 69 terrifying attacks on human but researchers believe the number s may be higher than that.

As like other predators, sharks are well equipped to inflict serious injury, large in size, fast, powerful and armed with a row of razor-sharp teeth. These fishes are finally called a perfect killing machine.

The bull shark has a notorious reputation as a man-eater. It is, without a doubt, the most dangerous shark in the tropics and accused of the majority of attacks in Australia and Hawaii. They are typically 5m and weighing over a ton.

The bull shark is a large powerful shark measuring up to 3.5 m length and pugnacious in nature. It comes well equipped in the jaws department too with several rows of triangular, serrated teeth ideal for slicing through prey. Not only does the bull shark live in shallow coastal waters it also can tolerate freshwater and its the most dangerous fact for the human!

2. Stingray


At first look, you may confuse yourself, is it a fish or something else? But stingrays are considered by the experts to be docile creatures, only attacking in self-defense. Most stingrays related injuries to humans when someone accidentally steps on a ray buried in the sand and the frightened flips up its dangerous tail.

It is clearly dangerous to swim directly over a stingray. In general, if you are in a conscious mood. It is advisable to avoid. While diving or snorkeling. It is rotifer that many victims of stingray-related injuries suffer from physical effects includes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, extreme pain at the puncture site. Stingray wounds have also been found to bleed and a long amount of time after the initial puncture.

So, friend, you should avoid sting ray while you are in freshwater.

1. Stonefish


Don’t make mistakes thinking that it’s a stone! Nope, my friends, this stone has life on it and they are actually called the stonefishes. This weird looking creature is undoubtedly the most poisonous fish in the whole world. They are the ultimate master of disguise as they resemble the surface of the stone and could not be recognized unless you have a step on it. Stepping on it will take you through horrible pain and finally, death is what it ends with. What a bad way to die!

Stonefish are venomous marine fish classified in the genus Synanceja and the family Synancejidae, found in shallow waters of the tropical Indo-Pacific. They are sluggish species like most other bottom-dwelling fishes. You can found them among rocks or coral and in mudflats and estuaries, they are very calm unless something disturbs them or someone steps on them.

Stonefishes have large heads and mouths, pretty small eyes and bumpy skins covered with wart-like lumps. Nature gifted them with amazing power to blend with nature in a blink of an eye, isn’t that beautiful? But don’t you know that beautiful things are dangerous too! It has an array of 13 needle-sharp spines positioned on its back, man these things are deadly as hell! This sharp spine contains a neurotoxic poison which is not only potentially lethal but miserably painful. The venom causing respiratory paralysis and possibly heart failure which means Death!

Now after all that deadly discussions, lemme tell you something satisfying. Fortunately, an antivenom exists and it is, in fact, the second most often administered in Australia. The most shocking fact is, no one died by this stonefish in the past 100 years. That’s a relief, isn’t it?

Nicholi Wyto

Hey I'm Nicholi Wyto is a professional sports fisherman and hunter, love to enjoy spending time in Michigan’s rugged northern forests. I love to explore my experience and help others who are interested in fishing and hunting.

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