Specimen Information

Pterois volitans/miles
Pterois volitans/miles
Marine Fishes

Specimen ID1339176
GroupMarine Fishes
Common Namelionfish
StateGreat Exuma
LocalityAtlantic Ocean, Bahamas, The Exumas, multiple dive sites
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameBahamian
HUC8 Number32006300
Collection Day3
Collection Month10
Collection Year2012
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Reference 1
Ref. Number:29478
Title:Reef Environmental Education Foundation Volunteer Survey Project Database.
Publisher:World Wide Web electronic publication.
CommentsDepth = 25-40 ft. On Aqua Cat dive cruise 9/29 - 10/6. Made 23 dives and saw 2 or 3 lionfish on almost every dive. We did not collect because Bahamas will not permit. It will be hard to get rid of them if you can't collect. I have eaten them and they are
Record TypePersonal communication
Number Collected25+
Size20-25 cm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/10/2023].

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