A larger lionfish, growing up to 40cm in length. Often seen hovering above the reef stalking prey. These lionfish can be very aggressive over their hunting territory. Juveniles are quite dark with almost translucent fins that bend in the current.
A smaller, shyer family member usually seen hiding under ledges or inside corals during the day. Growing up to only 18cm, they have shorter disk like fins.
A very variable species whose colour can range from pale grey or white to dark red. Adults can measure up to 36cm. Completely covered in tassels, these fish blend into their backgrounds perfectly and are usually found lying hidden on the reef or sea bottom waiting for suitable prey. Can be locally common.
These Scorpionfish lack the tassels often associated with the family in general. Individuals can vary in colour from grey or white to blue or even pink, with the insides of their pelvic fins often brightly coloured. When on the move they often use their pelvic fins to walk rather than swim, displaying their stunning fin patterns.
This amazingly camouflaged fish can be plain or covered in dark outlined spots. Variable shades from lilac, to yellow and red. Like the Lacy Scorpionfish, he is much sought after by divers, eppecially underwater photographers