Devil firefish, red lionfish
Distribution: from the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea and Eastern Africa to Sumatra. Invasive in the Southern Mediterranean, especially in Cyprus, Greece, Tunisia, and Turkey (some Red Sea individuals entered the Mediterranean via the Suez Canal).
Nearly identical in appearance to Pterois volitans, found in the Pacific Ocean, and which became invasive in most of the Caribbean. Sometimes confused with Pterois antennata.
at Gorgonia Beach (Egypt) © lesli
at Coraya Bay (Egypt) © lesli
at Pinewood Beach (Kenya) © nst56
at Blue Hole (Egypt) © anne
at Ras Um Sid (Egypt) © anne
at Ile aux Bénitiers (Mauritius) © anne
at Flic en Flac (Mauritius) © anne
at Lagon de la Saline (Réunion Island)
at Port Launay (Mahé) © nst56
at Nanatha Bay (Mozambique) © manceau
at Princess Beach (Israel) © doffe
at Pereybere (Mauritius) © jacka
at Mnemba Island (Tanzania)
at Abu Dabbab (Egypt) © jc_mara
at L’Etang Salé (Réunion Island) © danode
at Dhonveli (Male Atolls) © hampestampe1981
at Lagon de Saint-Leu (Réunion Island) © migloo974
at Lagon de Saint-Pierre (Réunion Island)
at South Beach (Jordan)
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