|Copyright: Agnieszka Kowalczyk (agulec) (131)|
|Date Taken: 2008-04-17|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-06-15 7:04|
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|a lionfish is any of several species of venomous marine fish in the genera Pterois, Parapterois, Brachypterois, Ebosia or Dendrochirus, of the family Scorpaenidae. The lionfish is also known as the Turkey Fish or Dragon Fish. They are notable for their extremely long and separated spines, and have a generally striped appearance, red, brown, orange, yellow, black, maroon, or white.|
The lionfish is native to the tropical Indo-Pacific region of the world, but various species can be found worldwide. Due to a recent introduction, the lionfish has recently been spotted in the warmer coral regions of the Eastern Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Lionfish are an invasive species in the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea regions.
Lionfish have venomous spines that are deadly to their prey, but usually not to humans. If a human is envenomated, that person will experience severe pain and possible headaches and vomiting.
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Good photograph of lionfish. It is poisonous and is quite endemic in tropical sea waters of India. I have done once mistake of catching it by hands :O