Common lionfish

Species name (scientific) Pterois miles (Bennett, 1828)
Species name (English) The common lionfish or devil firefish
Class Actinopterygii
Family Scorpaenidae
Cins Pterois

Its fin spines are highly venomous and may cause serious injuries and occasional death to human beings.

Natural Range
West Indo-Pacific.

Introduction Pathway
Suez Canal

Range in Turkey
Since its first observation during 2014 in Turkey, the species has spread from Iskenderun Bay to Sığacık Bay.