Lionfish

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Lionfish

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.

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