Specimen Information

Pterois volitans/miles
Pterois volitans/miles
Marine Fishes

Specimen ID164934
GroupMarine Fishes
Common Namelionfish
CountySt. Johns
LocalityAtlantic Ocean, Florida, St. Augustine, offshore
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameDaytona-St. Augustine
HUC8 Number03080201
HUC10 Number0308020107
HUC12 Number030802010700
Collection Day29
Collection Month1
Collection Year2002
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Reference 1
Ref. Number:14935
Author:Ruiz-Carus, R., R.E. Matheson, Jr., D.E. Roberts, Jr., and P.E. Whitfield
Title:The western Pacific red lionfish, Pterois volitans (Scorpaenidae), in Florida: Evidence for reproduction and parasitism in the first exotic marine fish established in state waters.
Journal:Biological Conservation
Reference 2
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
Title:Biological invasion of the Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans) along the Atlantic coast of North America.
Journal:Marine Ecology Progress Series
CommentsOne fish collected in 38.4 m of water. An additional six red lionfish were sighted but not collected. No habitat information.
Record TypeSpecimen
Disposalone specimen in FMRI museum
Museum Cat NumberFSBC 19395
VerifierRamon Ruiz-Carus
Number Collected7
Size18.4 cm TL
Number Preserved1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/1/2022].

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