ZEBRA LIONFISH FACTS
The Zebra Lionfish has striking markings and long pectoral and dorsal fins. The body is reddish with five dark bars, alternating with thin dark bars in large specimens. There is a dark spot on the cheek. Median fins have small dark spots. The Zebra Lionfish is similar in appearance to the Dwarf Lionfish, but the Zebra Lionfish does not have spotted bands across the pectoral fins. These fish have thirteen venomous spines along the back. The mid-dorsal spines are longer than the body depth. They are slow-moving and not aggressive, but can be dangerous.
length to 25cm
Found on coral, rubble, rock bottoms of reef flats, coastal reefs, sheltered lagoons and in caves. Found at depths from 3m - 60m.
Feeds on small crustaceans
The Zebra Lionfish is found throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific. In Australia it is found from Shark Bay, Western Australia, around the tropical north, and south to Sydney in New South Wales.
|Common Name:||Zebra Lionfish|
Relatives in same Genus
Dwarf Lionfish (D. brachypterus)