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Lionfish

Pterois volitan

Description:

Photo take at -21 mt in a ship wreck near the coast 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. Wikipedia

Habitat:

Indian Ocean: Red Sea, South Africa, Indonesia, Also known in eastern Mediterranean. Very similar in appearance to Pterois volitans which does not occur in the Red Sea. Wikipedia.

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2 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Thanks tagilee

tagilee07
tagilee07 10 years ago

Awesome dude

Gerardo Aizpuru
Spotted by
Gerardo Aizpuru

Mexico

Spotted on Feb 27, 2012
Submitted on Feb 27, 2012

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