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Lion Fish

Pterois Volitans (Red Lionfish)

Description:

Red Lionfish is a venomous carnivore with an average life span of 15 years. Its size is about 30-38 cm and can weigh upto 1.8 kg. A sting from Lionfish could be extremely painful for humans, so divers should try and stay away from it by not touching or poking it.

Habitat:

These are seen mainly in the reefs and rocky crevices of the Indo-Pacific.

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Aj Unni
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Aj Unni

Andaman and Nicobar, India

Spotted on Jul 13, 2011
Submitted on Sep 13, 2011

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