Clearfin Lionfish (Pterois radiata)

Also known as Clearfin Turkeyfish, Lionfish, Radial Firefish, Radiata Lion, Radiata Lionfish, Scorpion Radiata, Tailbar Lionfish, Turkeyfish, Twobar Lionfish, Whitefin Lionfish, White-lined Lionfish, Zebrafish

Description

Also known as Clearfin Turkeyfish, Lionfish, Radial Firefish, Radiata Lion, Radiata Lionfish, Scorpion Radiata, Tailbar Lionfish, Turkeyfish, Twobar Lionfish, Whitefin Lionfish, White-lined Lionfish, Zebrafish.

Found singly in crevices and under ledges during the day, out foraging for food at night over surge zones of rocky reefs, rock walls, lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed nocturnally on small crustaceans.
Length - 20cm
Depth - 1-40m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

Lionfish can be found during the day, hovering above the ground, in caves or crevices, often upside down. At night they are out in the open hunting.
When disturbed they raise their feathery fins as a warning and will usually move off out of harms way, however, if cornered they are able to charge at considerable speed.
Their beautiful feathery pectoral and Dorsal Fins are highly venomous. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/4913

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