Zebra Lionfish, Calene Luczo, Dendrochirus zebra, Watercolor, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
This species is a true natural work of art. It is a carnivorous ray-finned fish with venomous spines that is native to the Indian and western Pacific oceans. Now found in the Atlantic Ocean as an invasive species, their population density is increasing at a rapid rate and has become a significant threat to the marine ecology off the East Coast of the United States and in the Caribbean.
Looks like a clown fish in a Halloween costume
Except that it is more like a clown fish in a Friday the 13th movie. Its spines are deadly poison.