Tara’s Fave Fish Friday – Zebra Lionfish
Welcome to Tara’s Fave Fish Friday! Where we explore one of Tara’s favorite fish from the Solitary Islands Marine Park.
Today’s fave fish is the Zebra Lionfish – Dendrochirus Zebra
The gorgeous Lionfish! The Zebra Lionfish is relatively common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park, but not as common as the Common Lionfish. We determined that this was a Zebra by it’s fins – they are generally attached whereas the common Lionfish has detached spines on all its fins. The spines on these guys are poisonous, and giev a nasty punch if you get stung. They can grow up to 25cm!
These fish are flitty and darty, and school together in smaller groups.
Check out a video of these fish on our instagram and facebook!
Dendrochirus zebra – SURG.org.au
Photo by Tara, 25/10/2021.