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Pterois antennata

Bloch, 1787

Broadbarred firefish

Classification
Identification
Biology
Distribution
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Classification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Latin name : Pterois antennata (Bloch, 1787)
Synonyms :
Classification : Scorpaenidae ( Scorpionfishes )
 
Name : Poisson-scorpion ? antennes
Poisson-lion à queue tachetée
Name : Broadbarred firefish
Identification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Main identification characters
Reddish to tan with many dark bars on body; median fins with scattered dark spots; tentacle above eye long and with dark bands.
Possible confusions
Very closed to Pterois radiata that you meet in Pacific Ocean.
Biology   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Feed
Feeds on shrimps and crabs.
Cycle of life / Reproduction
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Interaction with other species
Venomous and capable of inflicting a painful sting.
Distribution   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Habitat

Coral
Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs. Hides in crevices under rocks and coral formations during the day and hunts at night. Solitary or in groups, under ledges and holes.
Geographical distribution
Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Marquesan and Mangareva islands, north to southern Japan, south to Queensland, Australia and Kermadec and Austral islands; throughout Micronesia. Red Sea.
Links   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Websites :
http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.cfm?genusname=Pterois&s [...]

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Data sheet written by Christophe Naslain , 21/05/2003

Updates :
Christophe Naslain - 21/05/2003


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