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The star hunting Dahab canyon. Pterois volitans,Red Sea,Red lionfish Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Wow! Spectacular species in a spectacular composition. Promoted! Posted 3 years ago
  2. Like a heaven
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The red lionfish is a venomous coral reef fish in the family Scorpaenidae, order Scorpaeniformes. ''P. volitans'' is natively found in the Indo-Pacific region, but has become a huge invasive problem in the Caribbean Sea and along the East coast of the United States along with a similar species, ''Pterois miles''. Red lionfish are clad in white stripes alternated with red, maroon, or brown. Adults can grow as large as 17 inches in length while juveniles may be shorter than 1 inch . They can live.. more

Similar species: Mail-cheeked Fishes
Species identified by Andrey Narchuk
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By Andrey Narchuk

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Uploaded Nov 27, 2013. Captured Sep 3, 2013 12:24.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • f/9.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO200
  • 28mm