Lurking down on the black sand, sometimes buried in it, are many varieties of
stinging fish, well armed with venomous spines and usually well camouflaged. A
sting from any of these will seriously mess up your day (more likely your month) and
the Reef Stonefish has a history of fatalities. The champion lurker here is the Spiny
Devilfish (the name says it all), a five inch spiked ball of potential pain that is
everywhere. I have a lot of pictures of these, mostly because there are a lot of them.
When diving in Lembeh, the first advice is not to put a hand on the sand--these are the
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