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12 gorgeous animals of the coral reef

June 7, 2013, 12:15 p.m.
Lionfish

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Lionfish

With its flare of long, venemous fins, the lionfish is an impressive (and beautiful!) predator. Although native to the Indo-Pacific, the lionfish has flourished since its introduction to the East Coast of the United States, making it an invasive species.