Lionfish

Lionfish

Type
- Fish

About
- The Lionfish are carnivores and are venomous. They usually have long red and white stripes and pectorals fins, which distinguish them comparitively from other marine life. Above all, they have a demeanour that says, "Don't touch". The lionfish relies on the its capability to camouflage and its super quick reflexes to catch its prey, which are mostly fish and shrimp. The sting of a lionfish can be extremely harmful and painful to humans, as it leads to breathing difficulties and nausea.
  • Diet

    Fish/Shrimp/Crabs

  • Size

    13 to 16 in (33 to 40cm)

  • Weight

    Up to 2.6 lbs (1.17 kg)

  • Protection

    Least Concern

  • Did you know?

    A lionfish will often spread its feathery pectoral fins and herd small fish into a confined space where it can more easily swallow them.