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Pterois radiata

Cuvier, 1829

Clearfin Lionfish

Classification
Identification
Biology
Distribution
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Classification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Latin name : Pterois radiata (Cuvier, 1829)
Synonyms :
Classification : Scorpaenidae ( Scorpionfishes )
 
Name : Rascasse volante
Name : Clearfin Lionfish
Radiata Lionfish
Tailbar Lionfish
Two-Bar Lion
Radial Firefish
Whitefin Lion Fish
Identification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Main identification characters
Max size : 24.0 cm. Reddish to brownish and with 5-6 broad dark bars on body separated by pale lines; horizontal dark area on caudal peduncle. Only species of Pterois that lacks markings between its vertical fin rays and has a pair of horizontal white stripes at base of its tail.

Capable of inflicting a painful sting. Venimous.
Possible confusions
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Biology   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Feed
Feeds exclusively on small crabs and shrimps.
Cycle of life / Reproduction
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Interaction with other species
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Distribution   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Habitat

Coral
A generally uncommon species that inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs. Found under ledges during the day.
Geographical distribution
Indo-Pacific: Red Sea southward to Sodwana Bay in South Africa and eastward to the Society Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia.
Links   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Websites :
http://marinedepotlive.com/573594.html
http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.cfm?genusname=Pterois

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Data sheet written by Christophe Naslain , 31/10/2002

Updates :
Christophe Naslain - 31/10/2002


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