The lionfish (or the turkeyfish, scorpionfish), is a vibrant fish populating coral reefs along the superficial waters of the Pacific as well as Indian seas. Famous for its red-and-white striped body, lionfish has huge yet laterally compressed body; feathery, fan-like as well as venomous fins.
Lionfish typical 30– 38 cm long and approximately 1.2 kg in weight. The lionfish is a cunning nighttime killer that preys on fish, shrimps and crabs. In the wild, lionfish can measure up to 15 years. A word of caution: If you happen to see a lionfish.
Do not touch it! The poison produced from its dorsal fins is really agonizing to human beings as well as could result in breathing problems.