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Boardbarred firefish

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Boardbarred firefish

Characteristics

Usually occurs singly or forms small groups.

Spines venomous.

Description

  • Body covered in vertical reddish-brown bars, with white margined paler bars in between.
  • Pectoral fin fan-like, and transparent with several large dark spots.
  • Pectoral fin rays elongated and filamentous.

Common Name: Boardbarred firefish, Broadbarred firefish

Family Common Name: Scorpionfishes

Family: Scorpaenidae

Scientific Name: Pterois antennata ___(Bloch, 1787)

Genus: Pterois

Maximum Length: 20 cm (Total Length)