Pterois volitans/miles
Pterois volitans/miles
(lionfish)
Marine Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID1836
Impact TypePredation/Herbivory
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionA study in the Bahamas showed that large-bodies native groupers that grew to large sizes in unfished areas readily feed on lionfish and greatly reduce their population sizes; this has impacts for biocontrol.
Reference33256
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Great Lakes RegionNo
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/24/2021].

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