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Common Lionfish

( Pterois volitans )

Other names

Butterfly Cod, Featherfins, Fire Fish, Red Firefish, Lionfish, Ornate Butterfly-cod, Scorpion-cod, Turkeyfish, Zebrafish

How to Catch
Fast Facts
  • CAUTION: Venomous spines
  • Is a member of the family¬†Pteroinae (lionfish)
  • Can grow to 38cm in length
  • Often seen swimming head down
  • Live for around 10 years
  • Have large mouths and prey on other fish
  • Has few predators
  • A marine pest in some countries