Zebra Lionfish

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Zebra Lionfish

Credit: Emmy Ahlen

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Zebra Lionfish

Credit: Alexander Kiermayer

Zebra Lionfish Dendrochirus zebra
Description

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. 

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

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