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Old 08-04-2012, 02:40 PM   #1
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Lion fish ID

What species of lion fish is this?
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:47 PM   #2
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Looks like a volitan lion. Could be a russels though I have a hard time telling those two apart
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:11 PM   #3
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I think it is a radiata lionfish.
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That's what I was thinking..
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:47 PM   #5
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It's definitely a Radiata Lionfish....Volitans have a "feathery" tip at the end if their spines
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:55 PM   #6
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http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...241&pcatid=241

To me it looks nothing like this ....
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Thank god a Volitan would've been to big for my tank
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:20 PM   #8
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It is definitely not a radiata, antennata, mombasse, sphex, or dwarf of any sort. The most likely culprits are P. volitans, P. miles, P. russelli... all of which grow to roughly the same size.

Personally, I believe it is a P. volitans, the antennae above the eye are less common in the miles and russelli.
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:02 AM   #9
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Thank god I'm upgrading tanks soon
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