Spotfin lionfish

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Spotfin lionfish
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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)

The spotfin lionfish[1] or broadbarred firefish, Pterois antennata, is a fish found in the tropical Indian and Western Pacific Oceans; it grows to a maximum of 20 cm (8 in) and packs a venomous sting. Its typical habitat is in lagoons and reefs, where it hides during the day and hunts shrimp and crab at night.


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Pterois in FishBase. December 2012 version.

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