What do you get when you mix a lion, a fish and some venom? The Common Lionfish (Pterois volitans), of course.
This spectacular tropical species is found widely throughout the Indo-Pacific. It’s definitely a look don’t touch sort of fish – the 16 spines on its dorsal, pelvic and anal fins are venomous.
I snapped this particular fish on display at the Kula Wild Adventure Park in Fiji, along with the rest of their live coral display.