Dendrochirus biocellatus

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Twinspot lionfish
Pterois ocele dendotrichus biocellatus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Scorpaenidae
Genus: Dendrochirus
Species: D. biocellatus
Binomial name
Dendrochirus biocellatus
(Fowler, 1938)

Dendrochirus biocellatus, known commonly as the twospot turkeyfish or ocellated lionfish among other vernacular names, is a species of marine fish in the family Scorpaenidae.[1] The twospot turkeyfish is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific region,[2][3] and it grows up to 13 centimetres (5.1 in) in length.[4][2] In the wild, the species eats small fish as well as shrimp.[2]

In captivity, the fish is somewhat shy.[2] Furthermore, it may hide in crevices during daylight.[2] The species has successfully bred in an aquarium.[2]


  1. ^ "Common Names List - Dendrochirus biocellatus". Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Tristan Lougher (2006). What Fish?: A Buyer's Guide to Marine Fish. Interpet Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84286-118-9. 
  3. ^ "Dendrochirus biocellatus, Twospot turkeyfish : aquarium". 2012-07-03. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  4. ^ "SOUS LES MERS : Dendrochirus biocellatus - poisson lion à deux ocelles". Retrieved 2014-02-23.