LATIN NAME: Pterois volitans
This fish is poisonous. The red lionfish has long spines along its dorsal fin.
Its body has alternating light and dark-coloured vertical stripes.
It lives in lagoons, coral reefs, on rocky slopes or overhangs, in estuaries and dark areas up to 55 metres deep.
Red lionfish eat other fish and crustaceans.
They can reach a length of 38 cm. This is an oviparous or egg-laying species.