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Banded lionfish

Scientific name: Pterois antennata

Size: Up to 7.9 inches

Color: White, red and brown

Distinguishing feature: White vertical lines on the reddish body. Long white spines on the dorsal or pectoral fins. On the dorsal we find red and white striped thorns.

Where did we see it: Bali and Gili, Zanzibar, Thailand, Mexico, Mayotte, Maldives, Raja Ampat

Banded lionfish of Maldives

Banded lionfish

Scientific name: Pterois antennata

Size: Up to 7.9 inches

Color: White, red and brown

Distinguishing feature: White vertical lines on the reddish body. Long white spines on the dorsal or pectoral fins. On the dorsal we find red and white striped thorns.

Where did we see it: Bali and Gili, Zanzibar, Thailand, Mexico, Mayotte, Maldives, Raja Ampat

In detail

It feeds on crabs and shrimps that hunt at night.

During the day, they are found in dark places or upside down against a coral ceiling.

It is a solitary species but can be found in small groups of 2-3 individuals.

Our pictures of banded lionfish

The different species of Lionfish we have seen

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