Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1457667
GroupMarine Fishes
GenusPterois
Speciesvolitans/miles
Common Namelionfish
CountryBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
StateBonaire
LocalityCaribbean Sea, Netherlands Antilles, Bonaire, Klein, Calabas Reef
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameSouthern Caribbean
HUC8 Number32006600
Map
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Collection Day10
Collection Month2
Collection Year2018
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusestablished
CommentsDepth = 35 ft. "Bonaire has a strict hunting policy that requires a certification and specific lionfish tip that makes hunting difficult. In 2016 I saw 3 octopus on my trip. This time I saw none."
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineMarine-Brackish
Number Collected4
Size10-18 cm


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