Zebra Lionfish (Dendrochirus zebra) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Zebra Lionfish

The Zebra Lionfish (Dendrochirus zebra) is also known as the Zebra Turkeyfish in some areas. It is a relatively small species of lionfish that occurs from the Red Sea to north-eastern Australia. As a member of the Scorpionfish family, it has venomous spines to protect it from predators. 

Zebra Lionfish
Zebra Lionfish
Credit: Emmy Ahlen
Zebra Lionfish
Zebra Lionfish
Credit: Alexander Kiermayer
Zebra Lionfish Dendrochirus zebra
Scientific Rank
Chordata (Chordates)
Order: Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfish & Lionfish)
Family: Scorpaenidae (Scorpaenidae)
Genus: Dendrochirus (Lionfish)
Species: Dendrochirus zebra
Average Size: 20 centimetres

No Troubles Just Bubbles' divers who recently saw Zebra Lionfish

Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: The Junk
Trip destinations: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck
When: Apr 2023
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: Andaman
Trip destinations: Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Koh Surin
When: May 2022

Have you ever seen Zebra Lionfish when diving?
Is there anything you would like to add or change about the Zebra Lionfish?
Let us know your thoughts by adding a comment below.
Free Scuba Diver!
T-shirt & wrist band
+ Drybag or Beach towel

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site, while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). You can decide for yourself whether you want to allow cookies or not. Please note that if you reject them, you may not be able to use all the functionalities of the site.