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A firefish is any of the marine fish of different genera and species known for their brilliant color, e.g. red or orange-red at the posterior, and have very large spinose pectoral and dorsal fins. They include Nemateleotris decora (elegant firefish) and Nemateleotris magnifica (fire goby) of the family Ptereleotridae, Pterois miles (devil firefish), Pterois radiata (clearfin lionfish), Pterois antennata (broadband firefish) and Parapterois heterurus (blackfoot firefish) of the family Scorpaenidae. They are of small sizes, typically in groups, and inhabit small reef systems where they feed on planktons.


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