Devil Firefish (Pterois miles)

Also known as Cleartail Lionfish, Common Lionfish, Firefish, Indian Winged-fish, Indian Turkeyfish, Indo-Pacific Common Lionfish, Lionfish, Miles Lionfish, Red Miles Lionfish, Red Lionfish, Soldier Lionfish, Turkeyfish

Description

Also known as Cleartail Lionfish, Common Lionfish, Firefish, Indian Winged-fish, Indian Turkeyfish, Indo-Pacific Common Lionfish, Lionfish, Miles Lionfish, Red Miles Lionfish, Red Lionfish, Soldier Lionfish, Turkeyfish.

Found singly or in family groups over muddy and volcanic bottoms sometimes hiding in crevices during the day over coastal reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Spines look like feathers and are highly venomous
Length - 30cm
Depth - 0-85m
Widespread Atlantic Ocean, Eastern Mediterranean, Indian Ocean

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. (edit) Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/7797

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