Dendrochirus brachypterus Cuvier 1829
dwarf lionfish, short finned lionfish
Dendrochirus brachypterus, dwarf lionfish

family Scorpaenidae - scorpionfish

The Dwarf Lionfish, Dendrochirus brachypterus, is very variable in both its colour, which may be red, brown or purpleish, and banding which may be strong to absent.

Distribution =   widespread tropical Indo-Pacific
Max size =   15cm