Taken in the Red Sea (Egypt), the common lionfish--also known as a devil firefish--is closely related to the lionfish we have in the United States and Caribbean (called the "red lionfish"). Like the red lionfish, this common variety has no real known predator so they are considered an invasive species of fish and destructive to its ecosystem. Both varieties have long, venomous spines that protrude from the body like a lion's mane, as shown in this image. I love the paradox of the deadly lionfish surrounded by the beautiful transparent glassfish.
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