Volitan Lionfish (Pterois volitans)

Common Name: Volitan Lionfish
Scientific Name: Pterois volitans
Reef-Safe:With caution
Min. Tank Size: 00 gallons
Captive Care: Easy
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive
Max. Size: 8 cm (15")
Range: Cocos-Keeling and Christmas Islands to Line Islands and French Polynesia and Australia to Japan; ranges throughout East Indian region except Andaman Sea and Indian Ocean coast of Sumatra, Java and Bali; south-eastern coast of the USA and spreading throughout the Carribean and Gulf of Mexico
Depth:1 - 50m (3.3 - 164ft)
Diet: Carnivore
Remarks: The Volitan Lionfish is a beautiful fish and very popular in fish-only aquariums. It is an invasive species in the Caribbean and troplical Atlantic.