Fish Species

Fu Manchu Lionfish

Fu Manchu Lionfish - Description

he Fu Manchu Lionfish is also known by the names Twospot Turkeyfish, Twinspot Lionfish, Ocellated Lionfish, Bantol and Double-Oellated Scorpionfish. 

It is a very unusual fish and is thought to resemble a turkey, hence its name 'Two-Spot Turkey Fish'. The Fu Manchu Lionfish makes a beautiful addition to any aquarium but be warned its spines are Venomous and can give a nasty sting! It is a poor swimmer and tends to scurry across the ocean floor.

Popular Name: Fu Manchu Lionfish
Species: Dendrochirus biocellatus

Profile of the Fu Manchu Lionfish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Fu Manchu Lionfish species.

  • Size: Up to 13cm

  • Diet / Feeding: Live food such as Brine Shrimp

  • Temperament: Will fight to the death with other lionfish!

  • Habitat: Reef Dwellers, found at depths up to 40m

  • Behaviour: Aggressive to other Lionfish

  • Range: Indo-Pacific

Scientific Classification of the Fu Manchu Lionfish

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Dendrochirus biocellatus

  • Popular Name: Fu Manchu Lionfish - Twospot Turkeyfish - Twinspot Lionfish -
    Ocellated Lionfish - Bantol - Double-Oellated Scorpionfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Scorpaeniformes

  • Family: Scorpaenidae

Marine Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Fu Manchu Lionfish

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


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