Shortfin turkeyfish

Dendrochirus brachypterus is a lionfish from the Indo-West Pacific.

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The Shortfin turkeyfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 0 - 68 m environment.

This fish is known as Shortfin Turkeyfish and the correct latin name is Dendrochirus Brachypterus. It belongs to the Scorpion family. (e) It's origin is Indo-Pacific. (e) Character and suggestions regarding care This is an aggressive fish which is dangerous for human as well. More

Lionfish, Shortfin Turkeyfish, Shortspined Butterfly-cod, Shortfin Firefish, Zebra Firefish, and Featherfish. (Please note that it is not the same species as the Zebra Lionfish, Dendrochirus zebra.) Dendrochirus brachypterus has not been evaluated for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. More

Common names

Chavarali in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Dværgdragefisk in Danish (dansk)
Dwarf lionfish in English
Fang-hamas in Mahl
Featherfish in English
Kortvin-kalkoenvis in Afrikaans
Ptérois nain in French (français)
Short-spined butterfly-cod in English
Short-spined scorpionfish in English
Shortfin firefish in English
Shortfin lionfish in English
Shortfin turkeyfish in English
Shortspined butterfly-cod in English
tagitagikaua in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
zebra firefish in English
Zwerg-Feuerfisch in German (Deutsch)
ചവരാലി in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
ചാവരലി  in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
短鰭蓑鮋 in Mandarin Chinese
短鳍蓑鲉 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Scorpaeniformes
Family : Scorpaenidae
Genus : Dendrochirus
Species : Dendrochirus brachypterus
Authority : Cuvier, 1829