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

Impact ID1969
Impact TypeDisease/Parasites/Toxicity
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionA lionfish in the Atlantic ocean was found to hardbor the parasite Serrasentis sagittifer, a parasite recorded in the lionfish's native range, but novel to the Atlantic. Introduced parasites have the potential to infects native fish.
Reference30830
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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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