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Lionfish
Pterois volitans (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Scorpaeniformes - scorpionfishes and flatheads »  family Scorpaenidae - scorpionfishes and allies

Scientific synonyms

Gasterosteus volitans Linnaeus, 1758

Other names

= Butterfly Cod
= Common Lionfish
= Firefish
= Lion Fish
= Ornate Butterfly-cod
= Peacock Lionfish
= Red Firefish
= Red Lionfish
= Turkey Fish
= Turkeyfish

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Size

Length of 30 cm, rarely up to 38 cm. Weight up to 1.2 kg.
Author: Tomas HLUSKA

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