Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID244765
GroupMarine Fishes
GenusPterois
Speciesvolitans/miles
Common Namelionfish
CountryDominican Republic
StateDO
LocalityAtlantic Ocean, Dominican Republic, Sosua, several dive sites around the area
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameGreater Antilles
HUC8 Number32006500
Map
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Collection Year2008
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:18044
Author:Guerrero, K.A., and A. Luis Franco
Date:2008
Title:First record for the Indo-Pacific red lionfish Pterois volitans (Linnaeus, 1758) for the Domincan Republic.
Journal:Aquatic Invasions
Volume:3
Issue:2
Pages:255-256
CommentsThere have been numerous sightings of lionfish in the past couple years at several dive sites around Sousa. It appears as if they are spreading southward. According to Guerrero and Franco 2008, more than 20 individuals have been spotted in this area since May 2008.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineMarine
Number Collected>20


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