Gallery description : picture of lionfish

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

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