How Much Does a Lionfish Cost?

A lionfish, also known as a Pterois, is known to be a venomous marine fish that is commonly found in the Pacific ocean.  The lionfish is known for its spiky rays and the mixture of red, white, and black stripes of color.  This fish is classified by nine different species and is very commonly found in saltwater tanks.

The cost of a lionfish will depend on the size of the fish, the variety, the breeder selling it, quality and its age.

Lionfish by Tchami, on Flickr
Lionfish” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by  Tchami

How much does a lionfish cost?

Lionfish VarietyAverage Price
Antennata$20 to $30
Dwarf/Zebra$17 to $30
Fu Manchu$50 to $70
Fuzzy Dwarf$11 to $22
Hawaiian$40 to $55
Miles$30 to $45
Mombasa$45 to $65
Radiata$40 to $65
Russell's$28 to $40
Volitan$35 to $48
Yellow Shortfin$55 to $70

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Average Reported Cost: $29

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  1. jerry (panama city,  Florida) paid $29 and said:

    when filleted price per pound was $29

    Was it worth it? Yes

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