From the Philippines to Micronesia, lionfish are a common sight throughout the Indo-Pacific, where their delicate beauty and charismatic nature have made them firm favorites for divers and underwater photographers alike. There are ten species of lionfish, most of which originate in either the Indian or Pacific oceans. Although each species varies slightly in size, coloration and appearance, all of them have several characteristics in common. These include fan-like pectoral and dorsal fins, bodies adorned with bands of vivid color, and highly venomous spines. As is often the case in Nature, a lionfish’s mesmerizing beauty serves as a warning of…