By: Leah and Vanessa
Lion fish common name.
The lion fish has one adaptation is its red and white striped coloring across its body.This adaptation help him while he is in his habitat because the lion fish like to reside in coral reefs and the coloration of its body it is a camouflage that helps to capture preys and protection from predators.
Another adaptation of the lion fish is its venom grands located at the fin spines. The venom is as toxic as the snake or stingray. This adaptation is not for capturing prey, but use against predators. (humans is on of the predators too.)
Lionfish reproduce at incredible high rate. Female can release 30 000 eggs every 7 days. Because of that, lionfish easily occupy new habitats and outnumber native species.
When the food sources are scarce, lionfish will attack and eat members of its own species. This phenomenon is called cannibalism.