Zebra Lionfish (Dendrochirus zebra)

Also known as Butterfly Scorpionfish, Dwarf Lionfish, Dwarf Zebra Lionfish, Fan Dancer, Lionfishes, Many-spotted Butterfly Cod, Turkeyfish, Zebra Dwarf Lionfish, Zebra Firefish, Zebrafish, Zebra Turkeyfish, Zebrafish, Zebra Butterfly Cod

Description

Also known as Butterfly Scorpionfish, Dwarf Lionfish, Dwarf Zebra Lionfish, Fan Dancer, Lionfishes, Many-spotted Butterfly Cod, Turkeyfish, Zebra Dwarf Lionfish, Zebra Firefish, Zebrafish, Zebra Turkeyfish, Zebrafish, Zebra Butterfly Cod.

Found singly or in family groups over coral, rock and rubble bottoms in caves, over reef flats in 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

3 comments

  1. Posted by @fishx6
    September 16, 2017 at 14:23 pm - 1 person found this useful.

    This is very similar to the ones they get. Read our blog about lionfish in North America http://www.whatsthatfish.com/blog/bonaire-death-in-bonaire/

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