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The Red Lionfish SL278841

A red lionfish patrols its territory among male and female Anthias, sometimes known as jewelfish. Red lionfish are mainly a nocturnally active solitary fish. When threatened, they often face their attacker upside-down, bringing its spines to bear. However, its sting is usually not fatal to humans. These spectacular fish are always a highlight when encountered on a dive.
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A red lionfish patrols its territory among male and female Anthias, sometimes known as jewelfish. Red lionfish are mainly a nocturnally active solitary fish. When threatened, they often face their attacker upside-down, bringing its spines to bear. However, its sting is usually not fatal to humans.  These spectacular fish are always a highlight when encountered on a dive.