Red Lionfish

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Red Lion Fish:


Red Lionfish

Red Lionfish


Scientific Name: Pterois Volitans

commonly found: Indo- pacific and Caribbean Sea

Length : up to 18 inches

Descrption
Although often not fatal to humans , the Red Lion Fish contains highly venomous dorsal spines which can induce extreme pain, and possibly headaches , vomiting and breathing difficulties when stung.
It is an invasive species in the Caribbean Sea and U.S .
Atlantic coastal waters, threatened native fish and the environment ; even capable of causing extinctions of native plants and animals by causing reduction in biodiversity and destruction of habitat.

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