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      Devil Lionfish
      Devil Lionfish

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      mojoreef


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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Pterois miles
      Max. size: 35.0 cm SL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range - 60 m
      Distribution: Indian Ocean: Red Sea south to Port Alfred, South Africa and east to Sumatra, Indonesia. Also known in eastern Mediterranean.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 6. Reddish to tan or grey in color, with numerous thin dark bars on body and head; tentacle above eye may be faintly banded. Adults have a band of small spines along the cheek and small spots in the median fins.
      Biology: Lives in coastal waters in muddy habitats. Fin spines highly venomous, may cause human death.
      Aquarium Care: Venomous. See other members of the Genus Pterois for general info.
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