Lionfish

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Lionfish

LionFish

ClassificationKingdom - AnimalPhylum - Chordata

Family - ScorpaenidaeGenus - PteroisSpecies - volitans

Class- Actinopterygii Order-Scorpaeniformes

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2006/6/aafeature_album/lionfish_1.jpg

http://richard-seaman.com/Underwater/Thailand/Highlights/ThaiBlackLionfish.jpg

2. The Lionfish is one of the most toxic fish on the planet.3. Lionfish tend to swallow their prey whole.

http://img6.travelblog.org/Photos/52384/286029/t/2427663-lionfish-1.jpg

o Body plan- earliest vertabrates, Scales and Fins, Concentration of sensory organs in heado Symmetry- Bilateral Symmetry o Circulation- 2 chambered heart, Artries and Capillaries, pumps blood through a series of blood vessels o Respiration- Capillaries exchange oxygen molecules with carbon dioxide moleculesveins carry CO2 back to gills o Reproduction- Sexually/ Lionfish externally fertilize o Feeding: Lionfish tend to eat small fish, shrimp and crabs. Small intestines secret digestive fluids.o Excretion: maintain proper balance of electrolytes, done by kidneys and gills, have nephrons that filter ammonia, most NO3 wastes are excreted by gills o Movement- have developed fins o Nervous system:have a brain/spinal cord, sensory receptors are located thoughout the body, have receptors for olfactory, vision, hearing, balance and water movement.

http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Gallery/Descript/RedLionfish/RLionfish.html

4. Lionfish are closely related to scrorpoins. 5. Lionfish are also known as a fire fish, dragon fish, and scorpion fish.

Lionfish are usually found in the Indo-Pacific Coral Reefs.

What makes a Lionfish Unique?1. A lionfish will often spread its feathery pectoral fins and herd small fish into a confined space where it can more easily swallow them.

but, they can also be found in the Caribbean and East Pacific.

http://a-z-animals.com/animals/lionfish/

Pterois Volitans


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