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, like other lionfish, has venomous spiny dorsal fins. Its typical habitat is in lagoons and reefs, where it hides during the day and hunts shrimp and crab at night.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Media related to Spotfin lionfish at Wikimedia Commons
Data related to Pterois antennata at Wikispecies