|Copyright: Kaustubh Wadekar (kaustubh0072) (54)|
|Date Taken: 2008-04-07|
|Camera: Nikon Coolpix S10|
|Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds|
|Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-07-22 1:38|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Lionfish have venomous spines that are deadly to their prey, but usually not to humans. If a human is envenomated, that person will experience severe pain and possible headaches and vomiting. A common treatment is soaking the afflicted area in hot water.|
The lionfish is native to the tropical Indo-Pacific region of the world, but various species can be found worldwide. Due to a recent introduction, the lionfish has recently been spotted in the warmer coral regions of the Eastern Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Lionfish are an invasive species in the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea regions.
The common lionfish generally reaches a size of 30-35cm. Smaller lionfish (e.g., the Fuzzy Dwarf) are typically the size of a tennis ball (not including fins). There are many types of lionfish that vary in size.
Lionfish are voracious predators. When hunting, they corner prey using their large fins and then use their quick reflexes to swallow the prey whole.
Keep visiting for further snaps of Lion fish in my next postings.
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- [2008-07-22 3:23]
a beautiful fish, like a butterfly, well done
Very nice shot of this lion-fish - the colors and focus are spot-on! Were you diving?