Check out the photo above. Is not one of the most beautiful fish you’ve seen? It seems almost a figurehead. The lion fish is the common name given to the fish of the genus Pterois. These fish are truly beautiful creatures, but their adaptation to the environment have become a skilled hunter lethal.
Lion fish are native to the coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific oceans. Began to appear on the east coast of the United States (especially on the coast of Florida), Andrew Tehuacan after 1992. The lion fish have been sighted along the coast of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Bermuda, etc.. The typical adult is between 30-40 centimeters and weighs about half a kilo.
These fish are beautiful, thanks mainly to its long tentacles. The fish has red stripes, black and white throughout the body that allow you to dramatically camouflage. What adaptations to the environment are capable of doing? As you commented, the camouflage. Another of its adaptations is that of the tentacles. These will provide a delicate and beautiful appearance, but are actually very useful appendices for survival as they are poisonous.
Fish use their tentacles to attract and kill their prey. The tentacles also play an important role in selecting a mate for reproduction. There is also a single tentacle which lies above the eyes of the fish, said a special way helps to attract prey.