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Lionfish

  • SEA LIFE Konigswinter, Myths of the sea
8522 Red Lionfish Pterois Volitans 6

Exciting facts about the lionfish

  • Their conspicuous colouring serves as camouflage - they are hardly visible when hiding between other animals and corals
  • There is poison in the spines on their dorsal fin - but they only use it for defence
  • They often hunt together by circling and cornering their prey - the prey is then divided fairly