Also known as Butterfly Scorpionfish, Dwarf Lionfish, Dwarf Zebra Lionfish, Fan Dancer, Lionfish, Many-spotted Butterfly Cod, Turkeyfish, Zebra Butterfly Cod, Zebra Dwarf Lionfish, Zebra Firefish, Zebra Turkeyfish, Zebrafish.
Found singly or in family groups over coral, rock and rubble bottoms in caves and over reef flats of lagoons, coastal and outer reefs
They feed nocturnally on small crustaceans.
Length - 25cm
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. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/5828