Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID249919
GroupFishes
GenusPterois
Speciesvolitans/miles
Common Namelionfish
StateNC
LocalityAtlantic Ocean, North Carolina, 40 miles off of Cape Fear
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameNew River
HUC8 Number03020302
Map
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Collection Year2005
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusestablished
Commentslionfish were observed twice at this site during 2005, both times they were numerous.
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineMarine
Number Collected>1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/25/2019].

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