Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID156810
GroupMarine Fishes
GenusPterois
Speciesvolitans/miles
Common Namelionfish
StateGA
LocalityAtlantic Ocean, Georgia, ~40 mi off the coast, stretching from Savannah to St. Marys, at 40-mile bottom
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameCarolinian
HUC8 Number32504200
Map
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Collection Day17
Collection Month8
Collection Year2001
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13502
Author:Whitfield, P.E., T. Gardner, S.P. Vives, M.R. Gilligan, W.R. Courtenay, Jr., G.C. Ray, and J.A. Hare
Date:2002
Title:Biological invasion of the Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans) along the Atlantic coast of North America.
Journal:Marine Ecology Progress Series
Volume:235
Pages:289-297
Comments1 adult male collected; 2 others observed
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineMarine
Number Collected3
Size17.6 cm TL


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/21/2021].

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