Clearfin Lionfish

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A pair of Clearfin Lionfish on a night dive at Thailand's Similan Islands

Credit: Alexander Kiermayer

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A pair of Clearfin Lionfish on a night dive at Thailand's Similan Islands

Credit: Alexander Kiermayer

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Fireworks Fish

Credit: Emmy Ahlen

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Clearfin Lionfish

Credit: Emmy Ahlen

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Clearfin Lionfish at Thailand's Similan Islands

Credit: Sven Peeters

Clearfin Lionfish Pterois radiata
Description

Clearfin Lionfish (Pterois radiata) is also known commonly as the Tailbar Lionfish, Radiata Lionfish, Radial Firefish and Fireworks Fish. It occurs across the Indo-Pacific region but is smaller than and less-often seen than its cousins, which have markings on their spines, unlike this species.

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfish & Lionfish)
Family: Scorpaenidae (Scorpaenidae)
Genus: Pterois (Lionfish)
Species: Pterois radiata
Size
Average Size: 20 centimetres

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