The red lion fish is also known as cobra fish. It can be found near the coral reefs of the Pacific Ocean and the Red Sea. They are easily recognisable because of their particular colour and the radial fins in “uniforms”. Some of these radials are actually stinging cables connected to a gland containing poison. The red lion fish use this poison to paralyze their prey, which they then eat. The poison, rarely fatal to humans, can cause severe reactions. The toxin injected by the red lion fish, being thermolabile, is disabled by immersing the affected part in hot water.