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Pterois volitans

(Linnaeus, 1758)


Ute Niemann Portrait Pterois volitans / Rotfeuerfisch / Red lionfish Red Sea Olympus E-620 in BS Kinetics-Housing, Zuiko-Makro 50 mm

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 30 Jun 2013
Ilan Lubitz Lion fish (Pterois volitans) with unusual color almost black & white Nikon D3X. 60mm. 2X SB-105.

Ella B. Lubitz Nice Picture;-)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 20 Jun 2013
Annette Graves Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 13 Apr 2013
Annette Graves Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 13 Apr 2013
Annette Graves Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 13 Apr 2013
Annette Graves Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 13 Apr 2013
Annette Graves Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans), even more up close and personal!!

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 08 Mar 2013
Annette Graves Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans), up close and personal!!

Ilse Merz very nice!

Annette Graves Thanks Ilse Merz

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 08 Mar 2013
Annette Graves Red lionfish (Pterois volitans)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 15 Feb 2013
Annette Graves Red lionfish (Pterois volitans)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 15 Feb 2013
Annette Graves Lionfish (Pterois volitans)

Scubashooters Dot Net Nice!

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 12 Feb 2013
Ilan Lubitz Lion fish (Pterois volitans) with unusual color almost black & white Nikon D3X. 60mm. 2X SB-105.

Message posted on UWphotographers on 20 Jun 2013
Ilan Lubitz Lion fish (Pterois volitans) with unusual color almost black & white Nikon D3X. 60mm. 2X SB-105.

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 20 Jun 2013
Gero Rinaldo Lembeh: Pterois volitans

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 09 May 2012
Ilan Lubitz Lion fish (Pterois volitans) with unusual color almost black & white Nikon D3X. 60mm. 2X SB-105.

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 20 Jun 2013
Annette Graves Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans)

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 02 May 2013
Annette Graves Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans)

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 02 May 2013
Annette Graves Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans)

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 01 May 2013
Annette Graves Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans)

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 30 Apr 2013
Annette Graves Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans)....

Ron Silver tastes like chicken!

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 28 Apr 2013
Fabio Ciorba Pterois volitans red sea !!

Message posted on UWphotographers on 03 Aug 2012
Gero Rinaldo Lembeh: Pterois volitans Sony DSC WX1 + MPK-WEB, f 2,4, 1/100, ISO 100

Message posted on UWphotographers on 11 May 2012
Elly Jeurissen Lion Fish (Pterois Volitans â€" Red Sea variant P. Muricata) â€"Marsa Alam, Egypt 2011 Canon G12 in Canon WP-DC34 UW-housing; F4; 1/320; ISO 200 Ambient light

Tom Hobock Sooooo cool

Stuart Pearce Stunning :)

Mark Springs Great photo

John Paul Connor Beau Tir Elly bravo

Ernst Andres I have now determined it to me already viewed 8 times. The effect of the light is really great !

Elly Jeurissen Thanks guys. Your nice comments are much appreciated :-)

Gareth Dixon Nice Elly!

Ilse Merz I like the light effect!

Elly Jeurissen Thanks Gareth and Ilse ^_^

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 21 Aug 2013
Elly Jeurissen Lionfish (Pterois Volitans) @ Marsa Alam, Egypt Canon G12 in Canon WP-DC34 UW-housing; F4; 1/200; ISO 80 Ambient light, at approx. 2 m depth

Stuart Pearce Beautiful, one of my favourite species :)

Elly Jeurissen Thanks Stuart :-)

Ron Silver Unfortunately, this beautiful species has now become an exotic invasive species in the western Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea which is reeking havoc on our endemic reef fish species.

Tom Hobock Nice Lion-fish good to eat too! lol

Tony Strazzari Which just goes to show that living things in the wild have places they belong, and places they don't...and when WE (humans) move them to places they shouldn't be then nothing good happens. Here in Australia our environment is suffering from everything from rabbits and pigs, bitou bush and lantana to European carp...

Tom Hobock You are so right Tony,we never see the thing that change when we introduce new species in ecosystems

Mark Springs great shot

Elly Jeurissen Thanks Ron, Tom, Tony and Mark :-). We have been diving in Bonaire a couple of years ago and dive centers asked divers to mark places where these lionfish were spotted. The dive centers formed groups who got out to these marked places and killed the lionfish because they were really destroying the natural habitat. You're so right Tony; that's what you get when man is interfering with nature....

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 16 Aug 2013
Michael Geyer Lion Fish. Makadi Egypt. Sony RX100 + Inon D2000

Ron Silver Pterois volitans

Message posted on UWphotographers on 10 Nov 2013
Ajiex Dharma Juvenile lion fish Tulamben Bali.

Ron Silver Pterois volitans

Message posted on UWphotographers on 10 Nov 2013
Franzo Marruffo Lionfish, Los Roques Venezuela. Oly OMD EM5 , Nauticam Housing, 12 -50 mm Lens, 2 YS D1 strobes

Ron Silver Pterois volitans

Ernesto Carvallo Espectacular Franzo!

Message posted on UWphotographers on 04 Nov 2013
Franzo Marruffo Lionfish, Los Roques Venezuela. Oly OMD EM5 , Nauticam Housing, 12 -50 mm Lens, 2 YS D1 strobes

Ron Silver Pterois volitans

Message posted on UWphotographers on 04 Nov 2013
Walter De Luca Lyonfish in los Roques Canon T2I, f16, 1/100, Iso 100, housing ikelite, 2 strobes DS51 in TTL

Ron Silver Pterois volitans

Message posted on UWphotographers on 04 Nov 2013
Marwan El Yordi My favorite. The king of the seas.. lionfish Los Roques Venezuela

Ron Silver Pterois volitans

Message posted on UWphotographers on 31 Oct 2013
Judo Saint Alban Lionfish Canon G 11 Guadeloupe

Emanuele Pola May You share exif data?

Judo Saint Alban Exif data F 5.6 V 1/80 Iso 80

Nunzio Dipierro Flash/flashes?

Juan Antonio Corbas Corral (y)

Juan Antonio Corbas Corral +

Frédérique Baudino Nice shot!

Ron Silver Red Lionfish, Pterois volitans (an exotic invasive species at this location)

Giorgio Cavallaro (Y)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 30 Aug 2013
Ajiex Dharma Juvenile lion fish Tulamben Bali.

Ron Silver Pterois volitans

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 10 Nov 2013
Andrea Serafini

Ron Silver Red Lionfish, Pterois volitans

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 08 Oct 2013
John Chandler All the way from Onna Point on the island of Okinawa.

Shawn Miller beautiful photo-

Ron Silver Lionfish, Pterois volitans

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 24 Sep 2013
Ajiex Dharma Lion Tulamben Bali.

Stuart Pearce Beauty :)

Ron Silver Pterois volitans (juvenile)

Ajiex Dharma Thank you soo much Stuart Pearce and Ron Silver;)

Arzu Karanlık very nice:-)

Ajiex Dharma Thanks Arzu Karanlık!!

Sheamus Whelan I have seen many Juv Voli's over the years, but they were all very red or almost black. This is a beauty!!!

Dive Jobs Wouw, great!

Galina Maslova Wow

Myriam Alencar FANTASTIQUE

Ajiex Dharma Thank you Sheamus Whelan,Dive Jobs,Galina Maslova n Myriam Alencar glad you like it:)

Miroslava Jurcik brilliant !!!!

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 10 Nov 2013
Steffen Eidem Lionfish in the wild, Playa Lagun in Curocao=)

Marie-therese Bertin joli!!

Steffen Eidem Merci Marie-therese=)

Ron Silver Pterois volitans

Stuart Pearce Very nice shot :)

Steffen Eidem Thank you Stuart=)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 03 Nov 2013
Mulyadi Yadi LIONFISH ! CANON G10, F 5.6, 1/160, ISO 80, single strobe Ikelite AQ/S. DiveSite: Amed Bali

Tom Hobock Good to photograph but better to shoot them

Antonio Colacino Nice picture :) Pterois volitans .

Stuart Pearce Very nice shot :)

Michael Sterken looks like it has decided to have a salad for lunch. great pic!

Ernst Andres Great :-)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 28 Oct 2013
Imade Widana Padangbai dive with G12

Stuart Pearce Very nice shot :)

Ron Silver Lionfish, Pterois volitans

Imade Widana Thanks Ron

Ernst Andres Beautiful :-)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 17 Sep 2013
Katherine Payne Juvenile Spotted Drum - Taken in Barbados

Imade Widana Nice fish, never see it

Ron Silver Imade, this is an Atlantic/Caribbean fish species which does not occur in your area.

Katherine Payne The Adult Spotted Drum looks like this...

Imade Widana Thanks Ron

Imade Widana One day hope see this fish in my ocean.

Ron Silver Be very careful what you hope for! In this area, the Lionfish (Pterois volitans) was introduced and is now considered an exotic invasive species which is causing incredible damage to our reef ecosystems. It has no natural predators and nothing to keep its population in check. It is eating many of our native species. Divers and fishermen are being encouraged to kill every Lionfish seen or caught. Fortunately, they are pretty good eating once the venomous spines have been removed.

Katherine Payne We kill them every chance we get...only started to see them here in the last yr...

Ron Silver :-D

Stuart Pearce Me and Ron differ on very few points, he is my oldest friend on FB, but I will stay out of this conversation LOL :D

Ron Silver I know how you feel about the Lionfish culls but imagine if the tables were turned and some exotic invasive species was introduced to say, Turkey for instance........

Katherine Payne I dont feel to bad for the Lion Fish...They breed too fast for culls to seriously do real damage anyway.....They also can survive at depths that divers cannot go....do not mean to sound hopeless but I think the culls are more to make us feel better about doing something....just my thought on it

Stuart Pearce Many introduced/invasive in the lagoon, and in the UK, me and Ron agree to differ on the lionfish culls, we both know many factors are at play, we will never agree on this one, that is science we debate from our own personal perspective of a situation. From my perspective, this is healthy, we both know the factors at play and stand by our points of view, healthy debate I hope :)

Katherine Payne :-)

Ron Silver OK, tastes like chicken! LOL

Stuart Pearce So you and Dave keep telling me LOL :D

Tom Hobock Beautiful

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 14 Sep 2013
Stuart Pearce Another lionfish shot from when we were doing repairs in a large public aquarium..

Tom Hobock Great shot Stuart keep em coming

Ron Silver Minor mis-spelling - Pterois volitans

John Paul Connor i like it Stuart

Ernst Andres Great shot Stuart !!!

Stuart Pearce Keeping me on my toes Ron LOL, just checked and spelling is correct on the others, must have been 3am in the morning :D

Ron Silver I hear you. I had been helping someone with an ID the other night/early morning and was rather proud of my result........then I get this sheepish reply that they could not find the species I had suggested. I went back and double-checked my ID and it was spot on. Then I checked my response and I had 'magically' transformed maculosa to maculata. LOL

Claudia Weber-Gebert <3

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 18 Aug 2013
Mark Lessard "Buddies" Invasive Lionfish and Trumpet fish Aquatica, Canon T2i (550d), 10-17mm Tokina 10mm +1.4 tele-converter, Dual SB 105 ISO-100, F7.1, 1/250

Mark Lessard Thanks for the likes everyone

Ron Silver Red Lionfish, Pterois volitans and Trumpetfish, Aulostomus maculatus

Message posted on UWphotographers on 23 Oct 2013
Hamdi Kassem

Annie Bodar superbe merci

Hamdi Kassem thanks annie ...

Sylvie Lalane wahouuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Hamdi Kassem do you like it sylvie....?

Sylvie Lalane yes but i but my english is no good also i write wahou

Stuart Pearce Nice shots, no albums, single shots only please :)

Hamdi Kassem ok stuart ,,,

Ernst Andres Very nice shots :-)

Domenico Maiorano Belle

Ron Silver Lionfish, Pterois volitans (L) and Rigid Shrimpfish, Centriscus scutatus (R)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 29 Oct 2013
Antonio Colacino Pterois volitans Israeli Red Sea Nikonos V 15mm lens-Kodachrome 25 ASA

Raffaele Livornese very nice...sono invidioso del fatto che voi fotografi con una certa esperienza abbiate dovuto e saputo scattare con la pellicola, immagino la difficolta' rispetto alle moderne digitali!!!!

Rosario Scariati Big Big Antonio Colacino

Enzo VadalĂ  .. Mar Rosso.?? Una miniera inesauribile.!!

Stuart Pearce Beauty :)

Antonio Colacino Credimi Raffaele è stato molto più difficile adattarsi alle digitali per tanti motivi, innanzitutto la qualità.

Roberto Gruzza Bellissima Antonio!!!

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 20 Sep 2013
Bassem Jamour Popapyo, Bayahibe, Dominican Republic

Ron Silver Red Lionfish, Pterois volitans

Bassem Jamour bloody lionfish always stuck below rocks impossible to picture...

Message posted on UWphotographers on 10 Aug 2013
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Actinopterygii (Class)
            Scorpaeniformes (Order)
              Scorpaenidae (Family)
                Pterois (Genus)
                  Pterois volitans (Species)
Associated Species