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Blackfoot Lionfish
Blackfoot Lionfish
 
Quick Facts

Family: Scorpaenidae
Range: Indo-Pacific
Size: Up to 10 inches
Diet: Carnivore
Tank Set-up: Marine: Coral or rock, plants
Reef Compatible: With caution
Tank Conditions: 72-78ºF; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4
Minimum Tank Capacity: 30 gallon
Light: High
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Venomous: Yes
Swimming Level: No specific level
Care Level: Moderate
Reproduction: Egg Layer

Species
  Pterois radiata
Environment
  Demersal; marine; depth range 40 - 300 m
Climate / Range

Temperate
Distribution
  Indo-West Pacific: Natal, South Africa to southern Japan.
Description
 

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8. Long filaments at the tips of the dorsal fin spines and outer rays of the caudal fin

Biology
  Usually found in sheltered coastal bays and fine sand or muddy habitats. May partly bury itself in the substrate during the day and is easily overlooked. When disturbed, the brightly colored pectoral fins probably serves to startle predators. The large fins serve primarily to corner prey when hunting. Trawled on soft bottom in coastal waters, to 300 m depth.
 
 
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