Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID237817
GroupMarine Fishes
GenusPterois
Speciesvolitans/miles
Common Namelionfish
StateNC
LocalityAtlantic Ocean, North Carolina, Cape Lookout, 18 miles east, Atlas Tanker (wreck)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameCarolinian
HUC8 Number32504200
Map
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Collection Month10
Collection Year2004
Year AccuracyEstimated
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusestablished
CommentsLionfish have been seen in this location since May 2001
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineMarine


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/22/2024].

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