Also known as Dwarf Fuzzy Lionfish, Dwarf Lion, Dwarf Lionfish, Featherfish, Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish, Lionfish, Shortfin Firefish, Shortfin Turkeyfish, Short-finned Lionfish, Short-spined Butterfly Cod, Short-spined Scorpionfish, Turkeyfish, Zebrafish.
Found singly or in small schools, sometimes hiding in sponges, or over mud, weedy rocks, and sandy areas, of reef flats and shallow lagoons.
They feed nocturnally on crustaceans.
Length - 17cm
Depth - 3-80m
Widespread Indo-West 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. (edit) Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/4912