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Zebra Turkeyfish

Dendrochirus zebra

Description:

Also known as Dwarf Zebra Lionfish, Zebra Dwarf Lionfish, Zebra Firefish, Zebra Lionfish, Zebrafish and Zebra Butterfly Cod. They feed on small fish and crustaceans, and grow to a length of about 20cm. They have highly venomous spines.

Habitat:

Found singly or in small groups in coastal reefs and lagoons often on sandy bottoms, at depths of 3 to 80m. Widespread in the Indo-Pacific region.

Notes:

Spotted it at a sandy bottom, around 15m, on a day dive.

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7 Comments

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Awesome!!

Jake Barnes
Jake Barnes 9 years ago

Beautiful photos and fish, I think there is also a mission for animals with warning colors that this could fit into aswell if you like.

Blogie
Blogie 9 years ago

Thanks for the link, Gerardo!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Check this page Blogie I agree whit Argybee
http://www.diverosa.com/categories/Lionf...

Blogie
Blogie 9 years ago

I think you nailed it, Argybee. Thanks!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Dendrochirus zebra ?

It seems you get variation on the colour.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

That's an amazing coloured lionfish. Great Blogie.

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Mar 24, 2012
Submitted on Mar 25, 2012

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