- a brightly striped scorpionfish of the genus Pterois, especially P. volitans, of the Indo-Pacific region, having long, flamboyant, venomous spiny fins.
- an Atlantic scorpionfish, Scorpaena grandicornis.
Origin of lionfish
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- any of various scorpion fishes of the tropical Pacific genus Pterois, having a striped body and elongated spiny fins
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