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.

Where to find us.


Jetty Dive Centre Dive Shop is at 398 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450. This is where you begin your experiences with us! All Scuba Dives and Snorkelling must check-in before moving to departure point.


All our boats leave from the Public floating pontoon wharf opposite the “Attitude Burgers “ building.

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