DWA Vertebrate/Invertebrate Project
Scientific name & meaning
Pterios means a bright striped fish, with long spiny fins.
The lionfish has fast reflexes to help catch its prey.
Lionfish are also eaten by humans.
The lionfish population continues to grow.
If a human is stung by a lionfish it can can make adults sick for days and can kill children.
Lionfish blow jets of water when they are approaching their prey.
Shark, grouper and moray eels prey on lionfish.
Lionfish are known for their venomous fin rays.
Lionfish, Lionfish, where are you?
You can be found in the Indian-Pacific blue.
Lionfish please don’t hurt me.
Your venomous fins can sting me like a bee.
I search for you in the coral reef and rocks
While the time is going tick-tock.
As you prey, upon a piece of shrimp bait
I can’t wait to try you on my plate.
2. Is a lionfish invertebrate or vertebrate?
3. How long can a lionfish live?