Lionfish

Pterios volitans

Max Size
18 inches
Range
Indo-Pacific and the southeastern Atlantic
Habitat
Offshore waters around structure mainly seen on hard bottom

Here is the guy that is causing all the talk in the dive community. There not quite sure how they got here but they have established themselves in the offshore waters of North Carolina. They can be seen on nearly every site deeper then 110 ft.

Learn more about the Lionfish on Fishbase.org

Lionfish on the Normannia
Lionfish at the Lobster Ledge

 

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