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20080830_174053

Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

The head of a Common Lionfish (Pterois volitans) swimming on a coral reef in the West End of Grand Bahamas. This is an introduced species that is thriving in these waters and as a predator there is a great deal of concern on the damage this fish may do.
It is thought that as few as 6 escaped aquarium fish could be the cause of the establishment of this species in the Caribbean.
Known by many common names around the world such as Firefish and Turkeyfish, this is the most common of the Lionfish species.

· Date: Sun September 6, 2009 · Reference ID: all/220080830_174053 · Views: 4385 ·
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Unidentified Fish against a Sea Fan
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