The red lionfish (Pterois volitans) is a venomous coral reef fish. I could post the wikipedia text, but that would be a little silly for me to do. I always find it so intriguing that the most beautiful fish in the ocean are also the most deadly. I guess it is strange how that works. I took this at a local aquarium. I would love to get back there, since I have a year pass, but this time of year may be a little crowded.
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