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

33 results for Pterois volitans/miles (lionfish)

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Impact ID Scientific Name Impact Type Study Type Study Location Impact Description Reference
1832 Pterois volitans/miles Predation/Herbivory Experimental Field Recruitment of native reef fish is reduced by 79% in the presence of lionfish in areas in which the... 17946
1833 Pterois volitans/miles Predation/Herbivory Observational Field Increase in lionfish populations corresponded with a 65% decline in the biomass of lionfish prey... 33253
1834 Pterois volitans/miles Predation/Herbivory Experimental Field It has been observed that lionfish reduced the abundance of the native forage fish tomtate grunt... 30655
1835 Pterois volitans/miles Predation/Herbivory Experimental Field In the Bahamas, lionfish reduce prey fish by 90%, compared to the 35% of native predators. 29906
1836 Pterois volitans/miles Predation/Herbivory Observational Field A study in the Bahamas showed that large-bodies native groupers that grew to large sizes in... 33256
1837 Pterois volitans/miles Predation/Herbivory Observational Field Lionfish intensely predate on a variety of native reef fish species. 33268
1838 Pterois volitans/miles Predation/Herbivory Observational Field Both the tiger grouper (Mycteroperca tigris) and Nassau grouper (Epinephelus... 18141
1839 Pterois volitans/miles Predation/Herbivory Observational Field A study using a submersable found that an undescribed, newly-discovered species of goby was being... 30455
1882 Pterois volitans/miles Competition Anecdotal Field The reduction in recruitment of coral-reef fishes suggests that lionfish may also compete with... 17946
1883 Pterois volitans/miles Competition Anecdotal Field The frequent observation of the co-occurance of juvenille Nassua grouper (Epinephelus... 33254
1917 Pterois volitans/miles Habitat Alteration Observational Field The consumption of parrotfishes (Family Scaridae) by lionfish can likely cause a trophic cascade;... 17946
1918 Pterois volitans/miles Habitat Alteration Experimental Field Experimental studies have shown that lionfish reduce native reef fish population densities at a... 33267
1919 Pterois volitans/miles Habitat Alteration Experimental Field Experimental observations have shown that the introduction of lionfish into eastern reefs result in... 33267
1967 Pterois volitans/miles Disease/Parasites/Toxicity Observational Laboratory The lioinfish has venomous spines, capable of envenomating human and non-human animals. 33276
1968 Pterois volitans/miles Disease/Parasites/Toxicity Observational Field The lionfish has venomous spines, capable of envenomating humans. 14094
1969 Pterois volitans/miles Disease/Parasites/Toxicity Observational Field A lionfish in the Atlantic ocean was found to hardbor the parasite Serrasentis sagittifer, a... 30830
1998 Pterois volitans/miles Recreation Observational N/A Spearfishers, scuba divers, and fisherman gather to attend lionfish derbys and festivals for the... 33282
1999 Pterois volitans/miles Recreation Observational N/A The State of Florida has created a lionfish removal program to encourage recreation and commercial... 33283
2000 Pterois volitans/miles Recreation Observational N/A This species is a popular aquarium fish and is collected for the fish trade. 14095
2003 Pterois volitans/miles Harvest Anecdotal Field Lionfish feed on commercially important food fish species, which can impact fisheries. 17946
2004 Pterois volitans/miles Harvest Anecdotal Field Lionfish feed on commercially important food fish species, which can impact fisheries. 18899
2005 Pterois volitans/miles Harvest Observational Field The aquarium trade can also suffer, as many of the most popular Caribbean fish collected for the... 18899
2006 Pterois volitans/miles Harvest Observational Field The aquarium trade can also suffer, as many of the most popular Caribbean fish collected for the... 33276
2007 Pterois volitans/miles Harvest Observational N/A Derbys and removals for lionfish result in a market for the fish; many restaurants and stores sell... 33282
2008 Pterois volitans/miles Harvest Observational N/A The State of Florida has created a lionfish removal program to encourage recreation and commercial... 33283
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