Ajab-Gazab : The story of such a poisonous fish, which specializes in changing color like a chameleon

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Chameleons are very popular due to their tendency to change color. But it is not that only chameleons change color. There is also a special species of fish in the world, which specializes in changing color like a chameleon. However, this species of fish is quite rare. You will be surprised to know that this fish has been discovered for the first time in India. Scientists from the Central Marine Fisheries Institute have discovered it in the Gulf of Mannar.



Actually, we are talking about the Scorpionfish, whose scientific name is Scorpiospis neglect. Dr. Jayabaskaran, a scientist from the Central Marine Fisheries Institute, said, 'When we first saw it, it was hiding in the grass. It was not known whether it was a fish or a small piece of stone. But after four seconds, when he changed the color of his body to black, then it was understood that this is a rare scorpionfish.


Scorpionfish change their color only when hunting or defending themselves from predators. This fish, which specializes in changing color, is also very poisonous. Its spinal cord is filled with poison.

To catch this fish, the utmost care has to be taken, otherwise, it spews poison in an instant. Its poison is neurotoxic, which causes terrible pain if it enters the human body.

According to scientists, the Scorpionfish living in the depths of the ocean hunts at night. It hides in one place and waits for the first victim to come near and as soon as it comes near it attacks it swiftly and swoops and eats it.

According to Dr. Jayabaskaran, this rare fish has been sent to the National Marine Biodiversity Museum, so that it can be studied in depth. A scientific report about this fish has been published in the journal Current Science.