The Lionfish

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The lionfish lives in tropical reefs and rocky crevices. They only live in salt water. they mainly eat shrimp, crabs, and fish. The lionfish is not on the endangered list. They are red, white, brown, orange, and black with a striped body and long spines. Since they are a type of fish they have scales. The lionfish is threatened by frogfish, scorpion fish, and eels. They live to be ten to eighteen years of age. They are also known as the turkeyfish, dragonfish, tigerfish, butterfly cod, and scorpionfish. They are only found in the Pacific Ocean. The spines on the fish are very poisonous and can even kill larger creatures.
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