Marine Life That Can Be Seen When DIving

Common Lionfish / Devil Firefish

Lionfish
Common Lionfish / Devil Firefish at Boonsong Wreck, Thailand
Credit: Alexander Kiermayer
Common Lionfish
Common Lionfish / Devil Firefish at Similans, Thailand
Credit: Alexander Kiermayer
Common Lionfish
Common Lionfish / Devil Firefish at Similans, Thailand
Credit: Alexander Kiermayer
Devil Firefish
Common Lionfish / Devil Firefish at Similans, Thailand
Credit: Sven Peeters
Common Lionfish / Devil Firefish Pterois miles
Description

The Common Lionfish / Devil Firefish (Pterois miles) occurs across the Indo-Pacific region and is a member of the Scorpionfish family Scorpaenidae. They have venomous spines to use as defence against potential predators. 

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfish & Lionfish)
Family: Scorpaenidae (Scorpaenidae)
Genus: Pterois (Lionfish)
Species: Pterois miles
Size
Average Size: 30 centimetres

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