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Old 01-12-2009, 02:32 AM   #1
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Lionfish?

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Looks like a lion to me.....
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know what kind though? i want to see if i can get one xD
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To me it looks mostlikea russelles lion. Hard to tell when it's so young though.
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I agree with Hockeygmc. Looks like Pterois Russelli. They can grow up to 1'
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There are several very similar species of "volitans-like" Pterois: P. volitans, P. miles, P. russelii and the recently described P. andover. It's a little difficult to choose between these given the size of the specimen. However, I think I can see 14 pectoral rays (it's a little tricky at the top of the fin, as several rays are bunched together - or possibly one is abnormally branched), which would mean that it's either P. miles or P. volitans. The other two species typically have only 13 pectoral rays. If you have a photo that shows the pectoral rays a little better, that might be helpful.

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Oops, I forgot about P. lunulata, which some researchers suggest might be the same as P. russelii (both lack spots on the caudal fin and the soft portions of the dorsal and anal fins). Like P. russelii, it has only 13 pectoral rays. Note that there are several other species in the genus, but these are easily distinguished from the P. volitans-like species.

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....you guys know a little TO much lol
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I read somewhere that a peticular genus of lionfish gets to only around 6.1" long... i dont think a 29g will house a foot long lion =(
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Can I ask where you got that pic?
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