“Ranuy-ranuy” (Pterois volitans)
Range: Pacific Ocean
Habitat: inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs from turbid inshore areas to depths of 50 m.
Max Length: 38 cm
Diet: small fishes, shrimps, and crabs
Facts: Hides in unexposed places at daytime often with its head down and practically immobile. The widespread pectoral fins are used to trap prey into a corner and then swalowing it whole in one gulp. The dorsal spines are venomous; the sting can be treated by immediately applying heat to the afflicted area.