Most people eat and depend on fish or fish products for their food and economic livelihood.
There are more than 30,000 different species that ply Earth’s oceans and bodies of freshwater. While we adore the beauty of many fish species in aquariums. Some fishes however have terrifying aspects and can be dangerous to humans. A select few of these may attack human beings, while others might deliver a dose of poison when handled carelessly or not properly prepared for consumption.
In this article, we’ve compiled some of world’s most dangerous fish.
Where to find them: Brazil
The candiru fish of Brazil is a scaleless and parasitic catfish found in the Amazon River region. It is translucent and eellike, and it grows to a length of an inch. They feed on blood and are commonly found in the gill cavities of other fishes.
Why it’s dangerous?
It attacks humans and has been known to enter the urethras of bathers and swimming animals. Once in the passage, it erects the short spines on its gill covers and may thereby cause inflammation, and hemorrhage.