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Lionfish

Pterois miles

Description:

Photo take at -40 ft in a Caribbean reef at 12.35 pm .Beautiful but this is an Invasive species in the Caribbean sea. Pterois is a genus of venomous marine fish found mostly in the Indo-Pacific, known collectively as the lionfish. Pterois is characterized by red, white and black stripes, showy pectoral fins and venomous spiky fin rays.

Habitat:

Native from Indian Ocean: Red Sea, South Africa, Indonesia, Also known in eastern Mediterranean. Today is found also from Florida all the Caribbean sea to Colombia.

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2 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks Donna!

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 9 years ago

fantastic series

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru

Quintana Roo, Mexico

Spotted on Apr 6, 2012
Submitted on Apr 6, 2012

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