ANIMAL A-Z…


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Lionfish (Pterois volitans)

Lionfish
Lionfish

These impressive fish are covered in orange, brown, black and white stripes and have large feather like spines at the ends of their fins. 

Their elaborate fins hide their venom tipped dorsal spines. 

 


Fun Facts...

Hunting by stealth, they float towards their prey like drifting seaweed, herding prey into a corner, before scooping them up in their large mouths.


Location...

Found throughout the Indian and west Pacific oceans.



Habitat...

Coastal waters, coral reefs and lagoons.



Diet...
Small fish, shrimps and crabs.

Not Evaluated

Lobster, Common (Homarus gammarus)

Lobster, Common
Lobster, Common

The common lobster is a large lobster that can grow up to a metre in length but most stay at about 50cm long.

It is blue in colour with light spots and a yellowish underside. It also has bright red antennae.

The first pair of legs are massive pincers which are very strong and its body is slightly granular to the touch.


Fun Facts...

The female lobster carries her eggs round on her walking legs for around 9 months.

The young hatch as plankton but young lobsters are not often found, so little is know about their behaviour at this early stage.


Location...

Can be found across the eastern Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean and the western Black Sea.



Habitat...

Inhabits rocky substrates and reefs.



Diet...
Nocturnal feeder, choosing mussels, hermit crabs and polychaetes as its prey.

Least Concern
TODAY AT RHYL...

OPEN: Daily from 10.00am.
LAST ADMISSION: 4.00pm
CLOSES: 5.00pm

ADMISSION:
Adult - £9.50 (16-64yrs)
Child - £8.50 (3-15yrs)
Under 3's - Free
Concessions - £8.99
(Senior Citizen, Disabled, Student).

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FREE Activity Booklet!

During your visit to the SeaQuarium, don’t forget to take part in our free children’s activity booklet.
Pick up a booklet, find the answers to the questions around SeaQuarium and play some fun games along the way! Children will even receive a sticker at the end of their visit when shown to a member of staff!

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