Lionfish are native to the coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific oceans. However it has been introduced off the East Coast of the United States (specially off the coast of Florida), all thanks to the 1992 Andrew Hurricane that destroyed one of the aquariums in Florida. Lionfish have since been sighted along the coast of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Bermuda, etc. The typical adult lionfish is a little longer than a foot (usually 35-40cm) and weighs about half a kilogram (450-500g). These fish are exceptionally beautiful looking, with decorative pectoral fins and long tentacles. But don't they say the most beautiful thing in the world is probably the most dangerous? The saying stands true in case of lionfish as the long tentacles that adorn the fish are in fact venomous. The fish have red, white and black stripes on the body that act as a spectacular camouflage.