Specimen Information

Pterois volitans/miles
Pterois volitans/miles
Marine Fishes

Specimen ID164935
GroupMarine Fishes
Common Namelionfish
LocalityAtlantic Ocean, Florida, Jacksonville, offshore
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameCarolinian
HUC8 Number32504200
Collection Month3
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
CommentsOne specimen (378 mm TL) speared using SCUBA. Male, early in maturation. No habitat information.
Record TypeSpecimen
DisposalFMRI museum
Museum Cat NumberFSBC 19403
VerifierRamon Ruiz-Carus
Number Collected1
Size378 mm TL; 869 g


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/2/2023].

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