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Volitan Lionfish

The venom of the lionfish, delivered via an array of up to 18 needle-like dorsal fins, is purely defensive. It relies on camouflage and lightning-fast reflexes to capture prey, mainly fish and shrimp. A sting from a lionfish is extremely painful to humans and can cause nausea and breathing difficulties, but is rarely fatal.

  • Scientific Name: Pterois volitans
  • Origin: Caribbean, Indonesia, Vanuatu
  • Lifespan: 15 years
  • Max Size: 15 inches
  • Diet: live fish and shrimp
  • Shipping Size: 2 to 6 inches