Marine Life in Kenting National Park

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School of Juvenile Striped Eel Catfish - Kenting.jpg
Kenting, Taiwan -- A school of juvenile striped eel catfish (Plotosus lineatus), forming a 'rolling wall' to scare off potential predators.<br />
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Juvenile specimens of the striped eel catfish live in large agglomerations of 100s or even 1000s of fish for protection.<br />
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The first dorsal and each of the pectoral fins of a striped eel catfish can inject a highly venomous toxin. The toxin can cause severe pain or, in some rare cases, even death.<br />
Even the sting of an only  1-2 cm juvenile (as the ones shown here) is reported to hurt like a bee sting.