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Spotfin Lionfish (juvenile)

Pterois antennata

Description:

Also called Broadbarred Firefish and Ragged-fin Lionfish. As with other Pterois species, this lionfish is venomous -- its spiny fins contain a venom that can pack a mean sting. It feeds at night on crustaceans and other fish, and can grow to about 20cm long.

Habitat:

Found on reefs and in lagoons, all over the Indian Ocean and western Pacific.

Notes:

Spotted this baby lionfish in about 3 or 4m of water at Dayang Beach. It measured less than 6cm long.

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2 Comments

nexttogone
nexttogone 8 years ago

I've always thought that these were cool looking fish but I've never seen them in this light. Thanks for posting its true beauty! The fins!

Blogie
Blogie 8 years ago

I included this is the Red mission because they do turn red when they get older. ;)

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Sep 1, 2012
Submitted on Sep 3, 2012

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