Pterois miles

Pterois miles

Indian Ocean lionfish

Devil firefish, red lionfish

Distribution: from the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea and Eastern Africa to Sumatra.

Nearly identical in apparence to Pterois volitans, found in the Pacific Ocean. Sometimes confused with Pterois antennata.

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