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Pterois radiata Clearfin Lionfish, Clearfin Turkeyfish, Radial Firefish, Tailbar Lionfish, Whitefin Lionfish, White-lined Lionfish

Pterois radiatais commonly referred to as Clearfin Lionfish, Clearfin Turkeyfish, Radial Firefish, Tailbar Lionfish, Whitefin Lionfish, White-lined Lionfish . Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 1000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic.

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Pterois radiata 
Clearfin Lionfish, Clearfin Turkeyfish, Radial Firefish, Tailbar Lionfish, Whitefin Lionfish, White-lined Lionfish  
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Scorpaenidae (Family) > Pterois (Genus) > radiata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Cuvier, 1829 
Djibouti, (the) Maldives, Admiralty Islands, American Samoa, Arabian Sea, Australia, Bali, Banda Sea, Bora Bora, Christmas Islands, Cook Islands, East Africa, Egypt, Flores, French Polynesia, Guam, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Hawaii, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaysia, Marquesas Islands, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Moorea, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Samoa, Savu Sea, Somalia, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Tahiti, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Ryukyu Islands, the Seychelles, the Society Islands, Timor, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands, Vietnam, Western Australia, Western Indian Ocean, Yemen 
Sea depth:
1 - 30 Meter 
up to 7.87" (20 cm) 
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Fish (little fishes), Living Food, Mysis, Predatory, Schrimps, Shrimps 
219.98 gal (~ 1000L) 
Only for advanced aquarists 
Not available as offspring 
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
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Last edit:
2020-08-23 18:17:05 


Pterois radiata is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Pterois radiata, inform yourself about the poison and its effects before buying. Keep a note with the telephone number of the poison emergency call and all necessary information about the animal next to your aquarium so that you can be helped quickly in an emergency.
The telephone numbers of the poison emergency call can be found here:
Overview Worldwide:

This message appears for poisonous, very poisonous and also animals whose poison can kill you immediately. Every human reacts differently to poisons. Please therefore weigh the risk for yourself AND your environment very carefully, and never act lightly!


Cuvier, 1829

Generally uncommon species that inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs. Prefers rocky reefs and seems to avoid stony corals. Feeds exclusively on small crabs and shrimps.

Pterois cincta Rüppell, 1838
Pteropterus radiata (Cuvier, 1829)
Pteropterus radiatus (Cuvier, 1829)

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Scorpaenidae (Family) > Pterois (Genus)

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Fishes of Australia (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  3. Hippocampus Bildarchiv (de). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  4. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. Video youtube (de). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  6. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.


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Husbandry know-how of owners

am 10.10.20#7
Ich habe ein neues Video über Feuerfische auf Youtube hochgeladen
am 23.08.20#6
Für mich der schönste Feuerfisch. Leider sind nur wenige Tiere an totes Futter zu gewöhnen und wenn, dauert es meist Wochen. Vor dem Kauf sollte man sicherstellen, dass ausreichend Lebendfutter zur Verfügung steht. Viele Tiere verhungern sonst in der Eingewöhnung.
am 05.11.14#5
Ich halte meinen Feuerfisch seit zwei Wochen und er hat schon nach dem ersten tag gefressen ich schätze das es immer an dem Tier liegt und nicht an dem Becken oder wasserwerte.
Er ist eine Bereicherung für jedes Becken.

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