Lionfish or Zebrafish are also
known as Turkeyfish for their habit of spreading their
fins like a turkey gobbler showing off its plumage, while
slowly cruising the reef. This particular variety is
commonly known as a Black Lionfish. The attractive, lacy
plumage and fearless demeanor of any lionfish might tempt
the casual diver to try and caress one-- not a good idea
considering the powerful sting that could result.
Lionfish are closely related to (also venomous)
scorpionfish and deadly stonefish.