This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Lionfish

Lionfish

Z605/0572

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

MATTHEW OLDFIELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MATTHEW OLDFIELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Lionfish. Two lionfish (centre, Pterois sp.) or red firefish swimming around a shipwreck. The lionfish inhabits coral reefs and the shallow waters of the Indo-Pacific region. It hunts for smaller fish and crustaceans at sunset, when diurnal fish make their way to night-time resting spots. Its camouflage allows it to glide between coral and attack prey with one swift gulping motion. The fanlike fin spines are used as a means of defence. They are able to inject a powerful venom that can be potentially fatal for humans. Photographed in Malaysia.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}