The Lion Fish


The Lion Fish
(pterois miles)

The Lion Fish is a poisonous species originate from the Indo-Pacific ocean. It is brown or reddish with beige, yellow or black strips. It is commonly called the lion fish and is often confounded with another kinds of pterois, especially the pterois volitans, which is not found in the Red Sea. It can measure till 35 cm. Its flippers unfold as feathers. Their ...

...thorny extremities contain an poison that can be deadly. The sting is extremely painful. The pterois miles is carnivore and feeds on small preys. It preferably stays in the coral reefs and can dive till 50 m deep. We can see it while making snorkeling in Aqaba. The opposite specimen was taken in the Aqaba aquarium.