IUCN Status: Least Concern
Population Trend: increasing
Distribution: Native to the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, the western and central Pacific Ocean. Now being found in the Atlantic Ocean.
Description: Red, white and black striped fish with frilly fins and venomous spiky tentacles.
Size: Length from 6.2 to 42.4 cm. Weight up to 480g
Life span: Average of 15 years
Food: Crabs, shrimp, mollusks, fish. The Lionfish is notoriously unfussy when it comes to selecting it's dinner with some found with six species of prey in their bellies.Read More: Lionfish Habitats