Beautiful fan-shaped pectoral fins.
|Scientific name||Dendrochirus zebra|
|English name||Zebra turkeyfish|
|Classification details||Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae|
|Distribution||Pacific to east coast of Africa.|
A lionfish with beautiful pectoral fins with fan-shaped fin membranes. It is characterized by brown and white vertical stripes, and its English name includes "zebra".The base of the pectoral fin appears bluish-white. The dorsal fin has 13 spines. The brown color at the base of the caudal fin looks like a "T" that has been turned on its side, which is a distinguishing point from the Aedes lionfish.
Found on shallow water reefs and coral reefs. It catches small fish, etc. The dorsal fin spines are highly poisonous.
It was hiding under rocks in shallow water about 2m deep. When I moved the rock to see the Otohime shrimp, it came out quickly. After swimming near the bottom of the water for a while, it returned to the bottom of the rock.
This video of the Zebra turkeyfish.Swimming around rocks.
Introducing a picture of Zebra turkeyfish.