Florent's Guide To The

Tropical Reefs

Red Lionfish
Red Lionfish
Scientific Name: Pterois volitans
Family: Scorpaenidae
Subfamily: Pteroinae
Category: Lionfishes
Also known as: Common Lionfish
Size: 7 to 15 in. (18 to 38 cm)  
Depth: 40-150 ft. (12-45 m)
Distribution: Eastern Indo-Pacific, Florida, Bahamas, Caribbean, Australia, French Polynesia
Note: Invasive species in Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean


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