Common Lionfish

Pterois Volitans
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Pterois Volitans
Other names Butterfly Cod, Featherfins, Firefish, Lionfish, Ornate Butterflycod, Red Firefish, Scorpioncod, Turkeyfish, Zebrafish
Size Up to 38 cm (14.96 in)
Weight Up to .50 kg (1.10 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Coastal waters, lagoons, bays & seaward reefs amongst structure
Depth Range
Common Lionfish Distribution
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