Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans), Pacific coral reefs. Seattle Aquarium, Washington, USA.
The Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans), also known as the Turkey Fish or Dragon Fish, is found in Pacific coral reefs. The scorpionfish are a family (Scorpaenidae) of mostly marine fish that includes many of the world's most venomous species. Lionfish have venomous spines that are deadly to their prey, but usually not to humans. A pricked human can still experience severe pain, headaches and vomiting. The best treatment is soaking the afflicted area in hot water. Seattle Aquarium, Washington, USA.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download