Specimen Information

Pterois volitans/miles
Pterois volitans/miles
Marine Fishes

Specimen ID1410101
GroupMarine Fishes
Common Namelionfish
LocalityGulf of Mexico, Florida, Spanish Rocks reef, nearshore limestone ledge area
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSarasota Bay
HUC8 Number03100201
Collection Day1
Collection Month7
Collection Year2017
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
CommentsLarge adult, approximately 12 inches in width with fins outstretched. Would not fit in net I had which has an 8 inch aperture. Was stationary above ledge. Very healthy looking, chased to try to net and kill with dive knife. Lost under ledge.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/29/2023].

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