Fish Species

Clearfin Lionfish

Clearfin Lionfish - Description

The Clearfin Lionfish is also commonly known as the Tailbar Lionfish, Radiata Lionfish, Clearfin Turkeyfish, Whitelined Lionfish and Radial Firefish.

It is a beautiful fish but its spines are venomous and can inflict a painful sting! They are a rare fish in the home aquarium as they are expensive and very sought after. They are mainly nocturnal and you will need to provide them with somewhere in the tank where they can hide.

Popular Name: Clearfin Lionfish
Species: Pterois radiata

Profile of the Clearfin Lionfish

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

  • Size: Up to 24cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1 - 8.4. Temp 25 to 28 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Frozen Mysis Shrimp and Crab

  • Temperament: Best to place in pairs, not advised to place with smaller fish such as Damsels or clownfish

  • Habitat: Reef Dwellers at depths of up to 30m

  • Behaviour: Good Community Fish

  • Range: Indian Ocean , Western Pacific and Red Sea

Scientific Classification of the Clearfin 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: Pterois radiata

  • Popular Name: Clearfin Lionfish - Tailbar Lionfish - Radiata Lionfish - Radial Firefish - Clearfin Turkeyfish - Whitelined Lionfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Scorpaeniformes

  • Family: Scorpaenidae

Marine Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Clearfin 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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