Gallery description : lionfish

Lionfish inhabits tropical reefs and rocky crevices. It has a scales skin type. The preferred food type is carnivore. Lionfish (pterois volitans) grows 30cm - 35cm (12in - 14in). The life span is 10 - 18 years.

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Facts about lionfishs
NameLionfish
Main PreyFish, shrimp, crabs
Size (L)30cm - 35cm (12in - 14in)
PhylumChordata
PredatorsEels, frogfish, scorpion fish
Average Clutch Size8,000
ColourRed, white, black, brown, orange
OrderScorpaeniformes
Distinctive FeaturesStriped body markings with long spines
KingdomAnimalia
HabitatTropical reefs and rocky crevices
DietCarnivore
Scientific NamePterois volitans
Water TypeSalt
FamilyScorpaenidae
Life Span10 - 18 years
GenusPterois
Conservation StatusLeast concern
OriginPacific ocean
Skin TypeScales
ClassActinopterygii
Optimum pH Level8.1 - 8.4
Common NameLionfish
Image Details
Description Lionfish. Lionfish photo courtesy of http://commons.wikimedia.org
Width 1216 pixels
Heigh 864 pixels
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