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Red Lion fish

Red lion fish

The red lion fish is a Small medium fish that is very venomous. It lives in the waters close to Asia.

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The red lionfish has a few adaptations that help it in its environment. One adaptation is its red and white striped coloring across its body. lionfish like to stay in coral reefs, so the color of its body helps it camouflage in its habitat. This helps it capture prey and protection from other predators. it also has the ability to remain motionless in the water which helps its ability to stay camouflaged.

It's mating behaviors help its large quantity to still be existing. The females lay up to 15000 eggs every season and 90% of them are successfully hatched.

The digestive demand are small fish that it stabs with its poisonous fins. They are also carnivorous.