Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Lionfish

Pterois volitan

Description:

Photo take at -35 ft in a Caribbean reef.Time 12:03 pm 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 to Colombia in the Caribbean.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

4 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks Nopayahnah, Harduame and Carbon

Jonathan Guyot
Jonathan Guyot 9 years ago

as beautiful as dangerous and invasive for the coral reef of the caribbean sea

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Fantastico!!!!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

wonderful!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Spotted by
Gerardo Aizpuru

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Spotted on Mar 15, 2012
Submitted on Mar 15, 2012

Reference

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team