Pterois antennata

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Broadbarred Firefish
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Scorpaenidae
Subfamily: Pteroinae
Genus: Pterois
Species: P. antennata
Binomial name
Pterois antennata
(Bloch, 1787)

Pterois antennata or Broadbarred firefish is a fish of the genus Pterois. Found in the tropical Indian Ocean and Western Pacific, it grows to a maximum of 20 centimetres (8 in) and packs a venomous sting. The typical habitat of a broadbarred firefish is in lagoons and reefs, where it hides during the day and hunts shrimp and crab during the night.

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