Lionfish (rawr)

PhotoHunters
Sketches will be the new home for my Photohunt entries. Here’s my pick for this week’s theme, stripes.

Lionfish
This was taken at the Ocean Discovery Aquarium of the Ocean Adventure in Subic during a school field trip last February.

Fast Facts  

Type:
Fish
Diet:
Carnivore
Average life span in the wild:
Up to 15 years
Size:
11.8 to 15 in (30 to 38 cm)
Weight:
Up to 2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
Group name:
School
Did you know?
A lionfish will often spread its feathery pectoral fins and herd small fish into a confined space where it can more easily swallow them.
Size relative to a tea cup:
Illustration: Lionfish compared with tea cup

Source: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com

4 thoughts on “Lionfish (rawr)

  1. Marites

    beautiful! In some places in other countries thought, it's considered a pest. But good choice for this week's theme.

    Reply

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