Twinspot Lionfish (Dendrochirus biocellatus)

Also known as Double-Ocellated Scorpionfish, Fu Manchu Lion, Fu Manchu Lionfish, Lionfish, Ocellated Lionfish, Two-eyed Lionfish, Twospot Lionfish, Twospot Turkeyfish

Description

Also known as Double-Ocellated Scorpionfish, Fu Manchu Lion, Fu Manchu Lionfish, Lionfish, Ocellated Lionfish, Two-eyed Lionfish, Twospot Lionfish, Twospot Turkeyfish.

Found singly often sheltering in caves and sponges over clear water reefs rich in coral growth. Secretive often only observed at night.
They feed nocturnally on crustaceans and fish.
Length - 13cm
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/5827

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