What's been spotted in Western Australia?

Common lionfish

Pterois volitans

Lion fish seen at Rottnest Island, south side 11 Mar, 2012 Photographed as it is well out of its normal territory.

Depth 15m
Pterois volitans

About this species

Bright red all over with whitish 'zebra' stripes and long, broad filamentous pectoral and dorsal fin rays. Spotted tail fin. The lionfish is a very hardy species currently invading the Caribbean and the Eastern Coast of the United States of America. When approached by divers the fish seems undeterred and usually remains in place. Read more…

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