A diver’s sharp eye was able to catch a venomous stingfish disguising itself as part of the sandy seabed in the Gulf of Aqaba, between Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
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Known as the two-stick stingfish (Inimicus filamentosus), the sea creature would use its camouflage to ambush unsuspecting prey. However, it would also display its colorful fins as a warning to potential predators. Diver Vital Bazarov stated that it was unusual to spot the stingfish during the day since the species are normally active at night.
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