Dendrochirus brachypterus
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Found both on the muck and reef. This species is quite abundant in the Strait and often forms small groups, mainly around moorings, sponges and rocks. It is a mall Lionfish species, with a wide range of colour patterns, often red, but also bright yellow. As most lionfish, it is mainly active during late afternoons, at dusk and during night, when can be often seen hunting, hovering above the substrate head down, with its pectoral fins on display.
Frequency of sightings:
Best time of year:
body size to 17 cm, but often smaller, between 2- 30 m depth
Divesites seen at:
Air Prang, Air Prang 2, Air Prang 3, Angels Window, Aw Shucks, Batu Angus, Batu Merah, Batu Sandar, Critter Hunt, Goby A Crab, Hairball 1, Hairball 2, Hairball 3, Heynus, Jahir, Jahir 2, Lembeh Resort House Reef, Madidir, Magic Crack, Magic Rock, Makawide, Makawide 2, Makawide 3, Mawali Wreck, Nudi Falls, Nudi Retreat, Pantai Kecil, Pantai Parigi, Pintu Colada, Pintu Kota Besar (Seagrass), Pintu Kota Kecil, Police Pier, Police Pier 2, Pulau Abadi, Pulau Putus, Retak Larry (Larrys Crack), Serena West, Slow Poke, Tanjung Kubur, Tanjung kusu-kusu, Tanjung Tebal, TK 1, TK2, TK3
Taxonomical order of this critter:
Sand Dweller
Buttom dweller
Lion Fish
- Common lionfish
- Shortfin Lionfish
- Twinspot Lionfish
- Zebra Lionfish

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