Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID166683
GroupFishes
GenusPterois
Speciesvolitans/miles
Common Namelionfish
StateNY
CountySuffolk
LocalityAtlantic Ocean, south shore of Long Island (#2)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSouthern Long Island
HUC8 Number2030202
HUC10 NameGreat South Bay-Fire Island Inlet
HUC10 Number0203020204
HUC12 NameSantapogue Creek-Great South Bay
HUC12 Number020302020406
Map
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Collection Day2
Collection Month9
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
Comments9/02/03 1 collected at 5m; 9/23/03 1 collected at 1m; 9/24/03 1 lionfish collected at 4.5m
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineMarine
Number Collected3
Number of Juveniles3


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