Lionfish punctures, which are commonly referred to as lionfish "stings", can be extremely painful and lead to the rapid development of localized edema and subcutaneous bleeding. Pain can last for several hours, edema typically resolves in two to three days, and tissue discoloration can last up to four or five days. Due to edema and the venom’s inherent toxicity, puncture wounds on fingers can lead to ischemia and necrosis.
Although lionfish are not aggressive, it's always a good idea to maintain a prudent distance. If you engage in spearfishing or culling activities, avoid improvisations, and do not try to handle these animals until you learn from people who are more experienced.
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