Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID166677
GroupFishes
GenusPterois
Speciesvolitans/miles
Common Namelionfish
StateNY
CountySuffolk
LocalityAtlantic Ocean, south shore of Long Island (#3)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSouthern Long Island
HUC8 Number2030202
HUC10 NameLong Island-Atlantic Ocean
HUC10 Number0203020209
HUC12 NameLong Island-Atlantic Ocean Deep
HUC12 Number020302020903
Map
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Collection Day16
Collection Month8
Collection Year2003
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:15617
Author:Meister, H.S., D.M. Wyanski, J.K. Loefer, S.W. Ross, A.M. Quattrini, and K.J. Sulak
Date:2005
Title:Further evidence for the invasion and establishment of Pterois volitans (Teleostei: Scorpaenidae) along the Atlantic Coast of the United States.
Journal:Southeastern Naturalist
Volume:4
Issue:2
Pages:193-206
Comments1 lionfish observed at a depth of 0.5m
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineMarine
Number Collected1
Number of Juveniles1


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