The red lionfish(Pterois volitans) is a poisonous coral reef fish in the family Scorpaenidae, arrange Scorpaeniformes. P. volitans is natively originate in the Indo-Pacific region, but has become a enormous all-encompassing difficulty in the Caribbean Sea and along the East coast of the United States along with a similar species, Pterois miles.
Red lionfish are clad in pallid stripes alternate with red, maroon, or brown. Adults can grow as large as 17 inches (43 cm) in length as juveniles may be shorter than 1 inch (2.5 cm).They can exist up to 10 years. The fish has large poisonous spines that protrude from the body like a mane, charitable it the common name of the lionfish. The venomous spines make the fish inedible or deter most potential predators. Lionfish copy monthly and are able to quickly scatter during their larval stage for expansion of their invasive region. There are no ultimate predators of the lionfish, and many organizations are promoted the harvest and consumption of lionfish in efforts to stop further increase in the already high population density.
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata
Species: P. volitans