Man plays with world’s most venomous fish and asks ‘anyone know what this is?’

Juliano Bayd, 21, stumbled upon this stonefish while walking along the beach (Picture: TikTok/julianobayd)

A self-proclaimed marine wildlife expert filmed himself playing with the world’s most dangerous fish in a viral TikTok video.

Juliano Bayd, 21, got up close and personal with a stonefish and moved its mouth to make it look like it was singing.

The video, which has fetched over 700,000 views in a few days, includes a caption saying: ‘Anyone know what this is?’

Juliano, who says he has a ‘strong passion’ for marine wildlife, says he found the fish while walking at low tide at Dunwich, Stradbroke Island, east of Brisbane, Queensland.

He told Daily Mail Australia: ‘I relocated him when I accidentally stepped on his head with reef shoes, so I’m really lucky’.

Plenty of viewers commented to warn him of the fish’s poisonous nature, but Juliano didn’t seem too fazed, replying: ‘I like to think me and da fish made friends.’

Another follower commented: ‘Bro don’t touch the top I got stung by one it’s not worth it at all.’

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'Anyone know what this is?' Dangerous moment a man plays with one of the most venomous fish in the world

The marine wildlife enthusiast filmed himself moving the fish’s mouth with his finger (Picture: TikTok/julianobayd)
Plenty of people warned him of how dangerous stonefish are, but Juliano didn’t seem concerned (Picture: TikTok/julianobayd)

‘Too late,’ Juliano responded. Another added: ‘Man’s risking his life for a TikTok…now that’s dedication.’

The Queensland Museum describes stonefish as the most venomous known fish. They have multiple spines that can inject its venom deep into the human body.

If you are unlucky enough to be stung by one, you should leave the water, apply first aid and seek proper medical attention as soon as possible.

In the event of a sting, the victim should leave the water, apply first aid and seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Juliano is no stranger to magnificent but deadly creatures, having previously filmed himself giving a ‘kiss of death’ to a highly poisonous blue dragon (Picture: TikTok/julianobayd)
Blue dragons feed on poisonous jellyfish and use their poison to defend themselves (Picture: TikTok/ julianobayd)

The pain can last for many days, and effects from a stonefish sting can include paralysis, breathing difficulties, shock, and sometimes heart failure, which can lead to death.

Juliano’s TikTok account is full of videos of him interacting with amazing – but also sometimes dangerous – marine life.

He got plenty of attention with a clip of him giving a ‘kiss of death’ to a blue dragon.

Formally known as Glaucus atlanticus, the species of sea slug feeds on poisonous jellyfish and uses their poison against predators.

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