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  • Pterois andover

    This is a scorpaenid fish of the genus Pterois. This species is found in the western Pacific in marine waters off of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea and ranges as far as Sabah, Malaysia, and the Philippines. P. andover is found at depths from 3–70 m. Description

  • Pterois antennata

    The spotfin lionfish or broadbarred firefish, is a fish found in the tropical Indian and Western Pacific Oceans; it grows to a maximum of 20 cm (8 in) and packs a venomous sting. Its typical habitat is in lagoons and reefs, where it hides during the day and hunts shrimp and crab at night.

  • Pterois brevipectoralis

    This is a species of lionfish in the family Scorpaenidae. It is one of two members of the genus, Pterois, to be described since 2000. This species is found in the Western Indian Ocean at a depth of 70–80 m.

  • Pterois Miles

    The common lionfish grows up to 35 cm (14 in) in length. The dorsal fin has 13 long, strong spines and nine to 11 soft rays, and the anal fin has three long spines and six to seven soft rays. The dorsal fin appears feathery and the pectoral fins are wing-like with separate broad, smooth rays. These fish vary in colour from reddish to tan or grey and have numerous thin, dark, vertical bars on their head and body. Its head is less angular than that of P. volitans.

  • Pterois mombasae

    The frillfin turkeyfish is a fish found in the tropical Indian Ocean and the Western Pacific, typically in soft-bottomed areas of the ocean, often in conjunction with invertebrate growth (for example, sponges). It grows to a maximum size of 20 cm, and is of moderate commercial value.

  • Pterois radiata

    The clearfin lionfish, tailbar lionfish, radiata lionfish, or radial firefish is a carnivorous, ray-finned fish with venomous spines that lives in the Indian and western Pacific Oceans. This is the only lionfish species which has spines without any markings. It can also be recognized by the pair of horizontal white stripes on its caudal peduncle.

  • Pterois russelli

    The soldier lionfish, plaintail turkeyfish, or Russell's lionfish, is a lionfish species native to the Indo-Pacific Ocean from the eastern part of Africa to the Persian Gulf. They grow up to 30 cm in length. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade.

  • Pterois sphex

    The Hawaiian turkeyfish is a scorpaenid fish found in the eastern Central Pacific, specifically in marine waters off of Hawaii. It is found in seaward reefs and lagoons at depths from 3 – 122 m.

  • Pterois volitans

    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 an invasive problem in the Caribbean Sea, as well as along the East Coast of the United States. This and a similar species, Pterois miles, have both been deemed as invasive species. Red lionfish are clad in white stripes alternated with red/maroon/brown stripes. Adults in this species can grow as large as 47 cm (18.5 in) in length, while juveniles are typically shorter than 1 inch (2.5 cm). The average red lionfish lives around 10 years. As with many species within the Scopaenidae family, it has large, venomous spines that protrude from the body, similar to a mane, giving it the common name lionfish. The venomous spines make the fish inedible or deter most potential predators. Lionfish reproduce monthly and are able to quickly disperse during their larval stage for expansion of their invasive region. No definitive predators of the lionfish are known, and many organizations are promoting the harvest and consumption of lionfish in efforts to prevent further increases in the already high population densities.

Source: Wikipedia contributors. "Pterois." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 16 May. 2015. Web. 23 May. 2015.