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A lionfish is any of several species of venomous marine fish in the genera Pterois or Dendrochirus, family Scorpaenidae. They are notable for their extremely long and separated spines, and have a generally striped appearance, red, brown, or black on white. While they are available for home aquaria, the venom of the spines is extremely painful, and lionfish are only recommended for the advanced (and careful!) aquarist.

Species called "lionfish":

Species with "lionfish" in the name: