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Zebra Turkeyfish

Dendrochirus zebra


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.


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.


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

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MayraSpringmann 9 years ago


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 9 years ago

Thanks for the link, Gerardo!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Check this page Blogie I agree whit Argybee

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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