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

Impact ID1918
Impact TypeHabitat Alteration
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionExperimental studies have shown that lionfish reduce native reef fish population densities at a rate of 2.5 times greater than a native predator.
Reference33267
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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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