ANIMALS

Top 13 Most Dangerous Fish in The World

Beside the great white sharks, there are also several other fish living in both the rivers and the oceans. These fish are considered as the world’s most dangerous creatures that include Wels catfish, electric ray, lion fish, electric eel to box jelly fish. Let’s check out now!

13. Wels Catfish

Wels catfishes are the large scaleless freshwater fishes that live in the warm lakes and deep rivers in Europe. They can live up to 50 years with a possible size to 5 meters long and a maximum weight of over 300 kilograms.

They eat frogs, water birds and other small fish as their prey. Wels catfishes are very aggressive and the deadliest creatures. Their mouth contains lines of several small teeth which are as sharp as razors.


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12. Electric Ray


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Electric rays are the best known electric creatures, which have the ability to produce an electric discharge. There are various kinds of electric rays. The electric discharge may be different depending on the species. They can be found in both shallow and deep water in the seas across the globe.

11. Vampire Fish (Candiru)

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Vampire fish is a species of parasitic freshwater catfish. This dangerous fish live in the Amazon River. It also has other names as toothpick fish and candiru. Candiru feeds on blood and tends to invade the urethra of bathers. Human victims of candiru will result in inflammation, hemorrhage and death.

10. Lion Fish

This venomous creature is native to Indo-Pacific regions. Because of its poisonous spines, this species has only a few natural predators. The lion fish venom is very dangerous. It can make its victims feel very painful and difficult to breath.

9. Moray Eel

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Moray eels can be found in both tropical and temperate seas around the world. They live in shallow water amongst reefs and rocks. These scaleless creatures have a thick and smooth skin. With the strong jaws and sharp teeth, moray eels are able to catch and hold their prey, especially fish and may cause serious wounds on their victims, including humans.

8. Electric Eel


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The deadliest electric eels are known for their huge electric discharge. These eels inhabit fresh water of the Amazon and Orinoco River. They use the electric discharge power to defend themselves and to stun prey.

7. Piranha


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Piranhas are extremely predatory fish with sharp teeth and powerful jaws. These dangerous fish inhabit South American rivers. They mainly feed on fish and other plants. They are also very dangerous to humans, too. If you have watched piranha movie, you’ll be sure to see that it’s hard to escape from their huge group attack.

6. Goliath Tigerfish


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The goliath tigerfishes are native to the Congo River and Lake Tanganyika in Africa. The largest ones can weigh up to 70 kilograms (154 pounds). These dangerous predators have the daggerlike teeth. According to some locals, tigerfishes aren’t afraid of the crocodile, and they will attack anything in front of them, including humans.

5. Bull Shark


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Another dangerous species is bull shark. They live in warm oceans around the world. They even have the special ability to stay in fresh water and travel far up rivers. Bull sharks are very aggressive predators, though. They will attack whatever in front of them.

Bull sharks primarily feed on birds, turtles, dolphins, stingrays, fish, and even other bull sharks. There are also several reports on bull shark-related attack on humans.

4. Great White Shark


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The great white sharks can be found in the coastal waters of the major oceans around the world. They can grow up to 6.1 meters in length and weigh up to 1,905 kilograms. In fact, humans are not their favorite prey. This large predatory fish prefers fatty animals such as sea lions and seals.

3. Stone Fish


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Stone fish is one of the most venomous fish in the world. They can be found in marine regions of the Indo-Pacific. Stonefish stings are extremely painful and can also be fatal without appropriate cure.

2. Puffer Fish


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Puffer fish is another poisonous vertebrate in the world. This species live in tropical and subtropical ocean waters. The puffer fish contains the deadliest poison that can kill its victims in a short period of time. However, its meat is regarded as a special dish in some Asian countries, such as Korea, China and Japan.

1. Box Jelly Fish


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The box jelly fish is the world’s deadliest creature which can produce extremely potent venom. Sting from these dangerous fish are very painful and can lead to death.