Common Lionfish at Manila Ocean Park

Common Lionfish at Manila Ocean Park

Common Lionfish at Manila Ocean Park

Common Lionfish
“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.

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