Needlefish seem unassuming, but don't let their runty size fool you.
According to thanhniennews.com, a needlefish attacked a 44-year-old Russian woman while she was swimming off Vietnam's resort beach town of Nha Trang. She suffered severe neck and spinal-cord injuries in the waters off Hon Chong, an island off Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa Province.
The doctors of Khanh Hoa General Hospital saved her life after a seven-and-half-hour operation. The doctors removed pieces of fish bone and teeth still planted in the patient's neck.
Experts from the Nha Trang Institute of Oceanography confirmed that the bone and teeth were from a needlefish.