The lionfish is native to the tropical Indo-Pacific region of the world. They are notable for their extremely long and separated spines, and have a generally striped appearance, red, brown, or black on white. They are a very hardy and disease resistant fish, making them a good choice for beginner aquarists.
Lionfish in Red Sea near Hurghada
Antennata Lionfish (Pterois antennata)
A young lionfish in the Red Sea near Dahab