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Zebra lionfish




Zebra lionfish Information

English Name:

Zebra lionfish

Common Name:

Zebra lionfish

Scientific Name:

Dendrochirus zebra

Local Name:

kanfaiykuda fanhaamas

Name in Dhivehi:

ކަންފަތްކުޑަ ފަންހާމަސް


Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Chordata

Class:

Actinopterygii

Order:

Scorpaeniformes

Family:

Scorpaenidae

Genus:

Dendrochirus



Zebra lionfish IUCN Red List Status

Zebra lionfish Description

Dorsal fin with 13 spines and 10-11 rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 6-7 rays.Pectoral fin with 17 rays. Pectoral fins only slightly longer than head; rays joined by membrane except for short tips; no filamentous rays on pectoral fin. Tentacles usually present above eyes. It is coloured head and body with red brown bars alternating with narrower pink to whitish bars; most fins prominently striped or spotted. A dark brown or blackish blotch on lower edge of operculum.

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Zebra lionfish Distribution and Habitat

Usually seen in shallow waters, particularly in lagoons down to depths of 35 m.

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Zebra lionfish Information

English Name:

Zebra lionfish

Common Name:

Zebra lionfish

Scientific Name:

Dendrochirus zebra

Local Name:

kanfaiykuda fanhaamas

Name in Dhivehi:

ކަންފަތްކުޑަ ފަންހާމަސް

Synonyms:


Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Chordata

Class:

Actinopterygii

Order:

Scorpaeniformes

Family:

Scorpaenidae

Genus:

Dendrochirus


Zebra lionfish References

  • M.R.C. (2003) Fishes of the Maldives. Marine Research Centre, Ministry of Fisheries, Agriculture and Marine Resources, Rebulic of Maldives. - ISBN 99915-62-12-5