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Camera Critters: What am I?

A STONEFISH!

Taken at the Ocean Discovery Aquarium in Subic.

My entry for this week’s Camera Critters.

Camera Critters

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