Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Friday Fish (Delayed): Pterois antennata

Here we return to a picture taken by Lucy Harrison during her fieldwork in Saipan and neighbouring islands. This is the spotfin Lion fish, a reef-dweller distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific, according the available information. There are venom glands at the bases of the fin rays of the dorsal fin, which contain venom nasty enough to be dangerous to humans.

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