Top 10 Most Beautiful Fishes In The World

9. Lion Fish

Once of the most attractive and quite poisonous fish species. They have long red and white stripes. Lion fish is native to Indo-Pacific region, found in various colors The stripes of lion fish help them to defend against enemies.

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Lion fishes have the power to make instant movement in the water. It let them catch the prey easily. The size of lion fish ranges from 11 to 15 inches and weighs up to 1.5 kg. Lion fishes are also used as aquarium fish in many countries.

Pterois is a genus of venomous marine fish, commonly known as lionfish, native to the Indo-Pacific. Pterois, also called zebrafish, firefish, turkeyfish or butterfly-cod, is characterized by conspicuous warning coloration with red, white, creamy, or black bands, showy pectoral fins, and venomous spiky fin rays. Pterois radiata, Pterois volitans, and Pterois miles are the most commonly studied species in the genus. Pterois species are popular aquarium fish. P. volitans and P. miles are a recent and significant invasive species in the west Atlantic, Caribbean Sea and Mediterranean Sea.

Pterois fish in the Atlantic range from 5 to 45 cm (2.0 to 17.7 in) in length, weighing from 0.025 to 1.3 kg (0.055 to 2.866 lb). They are well known for their ornate beauty, venomous spines, and unique tentacles. Juvenile lionfish have a unique tentacle located above their eye sockets that varies in phenotype between species. The evolution of this tentacle is suggested to serve to continually attract new prey; studies also suggest it plays a role in sexual selection.

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