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Lionfish

Pterois volitan

Description:

Photo take at -35 ft in a Caribbean reef.Time 11:45 am. This is an invasive species in the Caribbean sea.This Lionfish has only one good eye. 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.

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4 Comments

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Nice series and observation.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks Blogie and Nopayahnah

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

especially like the 2nd photo

Blogie
Blogie 9 years ago

Very nice shots, Gerardo!

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru

Mexico

Spotted on Mar 20, 2012
Submitted on Mar 20, 2012

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