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While the lionfish is docile during daylight hours, at night it becomes a voracious hunter. Protected by an array of venomous spines, it has few natural predators. Aesthetically beautiful,
the magnitude of its biological success unfortunately puts other species at risk, and it is now considered an invasive species in Atlantic and Caribbean waters.
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