Species No Category Common_Name Species Name Length (cm) Length_In Notes Graphic
90,090.00 Scorpionfish Firefish Pterois volitans 38.00 14.96 Also known as the turkeyfish. Inhabits reef caves and crevices. The firefish is usually stationary during the day, but feeds actively at night. Favorite foods are crustaceans.
The dorsal spines of the firefish are needle-like and contain venom. They can inflict an extremely painful wound.
Edibility is poor.
Range is from Western Australia to Malaysia.

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