Did you know?
They feed mainly on crustaceans, other invetebrates and small fish - including juveniles of their own species.
Adults can grow as large as 47 cm and will lives for around 10 years.
This lionfish is native to the Indo-Pacific region, but has become an invasive species in the Caribbean Sea.
Lionfish venomous dorsal spines are used for defense. When threatened, the fish often faces its attacker in an upside-down posture which brings its spines to bear. However, its sting is usually not fatal to humans.
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