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Animal Facts

A lionfish will often spread its feathery pectoral fins and herd small fish into a confined space where it can more easily swallow them.


Lionfish are native to the Indo-Pacific oceanic region which extends from western Australia and Malaysia east to French Polynesia and the Pitcairn Islands but more recently have been spotted in the warmer coral regions of the eastern Atlantic Ocean around the Azores and extending into the Mediterranean Sea, and also in the Caribbean Sea and in the Red Sea.

Lives in Audubon Aquarium

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