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Aquatic Vertibrates

Stingrays, Catfish, Urchins, Stonefish, Scorpionfish and Lionfish

Photo: Stingray


These creatures have venom-coated spines, portions of which may be left imbedded in the wound.

Point of Injection

Painful puncture wound, often deep. Shooting pain, swelling, bruising.

Possible Symptoms

Vomiting, diarrhea, fever, muscle cramps, weakness, infection, allergic reaction.

Recommended Treatment Protocol

Soak in HOT soapy WATER (110 degrees) for 30-90 minutes, to inactivate the venom. NO Ice or cold water. To hospital for Tetanus shot to remove foreign matter or for severe symptoms.


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