Specimen Information

Pterois volitans/miles
Pterois volitans/miles
Marine Fishes

Specimen ID168084
GroupMarine Fishes
Common Namelionfish
LocalityGulf of Mexico, Florida, Tampa Bay, just north of the mouth, Treasure Island
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameCrystal-Pithlachascotee
HUC8 Number03100207
HUC10 NameAnclote River
HUC10 Number0310020705
HUC12 NameBoca Ciega Bay
HUC12 Number031002070506
Collection Day10
Collection Month10
Collection Year2006
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Reference 1
Ref. Number:15859
Author:Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.
Title:First-known lionfish caught in Florida's Gulf Coast waters.
Publisher:a Fish and Wildlife Research Institute press release
CommentsMale specimen was found floating on the surface and thought to have been killed by red tide (Karenia brevis).
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recorddrainage
DisposalFWRI museum
Museum Cat NumberFSBC 19888
VerifierRuiz-Carus, Ramon
Number Collected1
Size12 in.


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/22/2023].

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