Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1658556
GroupMarine Fishes
GenusPterois
Speciesvolitans/miles
Common Namelionfish
StateTX
LocalityGulf of Mexico, Texas, oil rig
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameNorthern Gulf of Mexico
HUC8 Number32004300
Map
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Collection Day19
Collection Month9
Collection Year2021
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusestablished
CommentsDepth = 55 ft. Not sure the exact count of these fish, they are all over the platform and challenging fish bigger than themselves (Angels, Sergeant Majors, etc) as well as other damselfish.
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineMarine
Number Collected1000
Size7-8 cm


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