GEORGETTE DOUWMA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GEORGETTE DOUWMA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Lionfish and sweepers with soft coral. Red lionfish (Pterois volitans) and a school of pygmy sweepers (Parapriacanthus ransonneti) amongst soft corals (Dendronephthya sp.) on a reef. Red lionfish are highly venomous predatory marine fish. Their long dorsal spines are laced with a dangerous toxin and are normally used for defence. Photographed in the Red Sea, Egypt.
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