Rare Encounter With Poisonous Stargazer Fish

Filmed in the Red Sea, near Hurghada, Egypt, divers spot a Stargazer fish. Thanks to the excellent ability to camouflage itself in the sand, it is practically invisible and not often found. The fish has poisonous spines on the black dorsal fin and near the gills, as well as needles above the pectoral fins. In addition to the top-mounted eyes, a stargazer also has a large, upward-facing mouth in a large head. Their usual habit is to bury themselves in sand, and leap upwards to ambush prey that pass overhead. Some species have a worm-shaped lure growing out of the floors of their mouths, which they can wiggle to attract prey’s attention.