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Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A pair of Spotfin Lionfish (Pterois antennata)swim openly across a coral reef at night. This species can be identified by the spots on the pectoral fins and the long filament like rays which are seen only only on a couple of species of lionfish.
Image taken on the "Twin Rocks" shore dive in front of the Planet Dive resort in Anilao in the Batangas region of The Philippines.

· Date: Wed January 11, 2006 · Reference ID: 672/22005-10-22-21-53-44 · Views: 3483 ·
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Lionfish - Pterois spp.
Paul Osmond

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