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THE BONES

alligator gar (head)
almaco jack
atlantic cutlassfish
barracuda (great)
bass (largemouth)
bigeye emperor
big eye (atlantic)
black sea bass
bluegill
blue runner
bone fish
butterflyfish (reef)
butterflyfish (spotfin)
cabezon
carp (common)
clown knifefish
cornetfish (blue-spotted)
dolphinfish
drum (red)
flounder (southern)
flyingfish (atlantic)
graysby
grouper (red)
grunt (blue striped)
hog wrasse
lionfish (red)
little tunny
lookdown
moray eel (purplemouth)
needlefish (atlantic)
parrotfish (rainbow)
payara
permit
pigfish
pinfish
piranha (red-bellied)
pompano (florida)
pompano (african)
porgy (littlehead)
porgy (whitebone)
rock beauty
sailfish
salmon (coho)
sargo
scorpionfish (spotted)
Sea Robin
Sea Trout (spotted)
sheepshead
sheepshead (california)
snapper (cubera)
snapper (gray)
snapper (lane)
snapper (mutton)
snapper (ruby)
snapper (silk)
snapper (vermillion )
snapper (yellowtail)
snook
spadefish (atlantic)
squirrelfish
striped bass
tilapia
tilefish (sand)
tomtate
triggerfish (gray)
triggerfish (ocean)
triggerfish (queen)
tripletail (atlantic)
walleye

 

Red Lionfish

Latin Name:  Pterois volitans

General Size:  10" x 7"

The lionfish had a fairly large geographical range in the Pacific and now enjoys an even greater distrobution that it resides in the Western Atlantic as well. Best known for their pompous pectoral fins, these members of the family Scorpaenidae pack a serious venomous punch in their dorsal, anal, and pelvic fin spines. Though not usually fatal, an envenomation may cause nausea, abdominal pain, seizures, tremors, and temporary paralysis. Reaching sizes of nearly 18 inches, these predators can be found on reefs or other structures in tropical waters not often deeper than 55 meters. While hunting at night the enlarged pectoral fins are used to trap prey such as fishes, shrimps, and crabs into a corner on the reef.

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