Fast Facts

Can grow up to 43 cm and weight 1.1kg

Sharp venomous spines along dorsal and anal fins

Swallows its prey whole

Female can lay up to 30,000 eggs during a single spawning session

Males fight other males for mating privileges

Sometimes charge divers with spines forward

Females can lay over 2,000,000 eggs a year

Have a cook book with many recipes for Lionfish

Venom contains neurotoxin Acetylcholine

Some may live up to 15 years

Very popular aquarium fish

Mostly live by themselves but juveniles can live in groups

Nocturnal hunters


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