Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID251731
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 Day31
Collection Month8
Collection Year2001
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13502
Author:Whitfield, P.E., T. Gardner, S.P. Vives, M.R. Gilligan, W.R. Courtenay, Jr., G.C. Ray, and J.A. Hare
Date:2002
Title:Biological invasion of the Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans) along the Atlantic coast of North America.
Journal:Marine Ecology Progress Series
Volume:235
Pages:289-297
CommentsVideo documentation
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineMarine
Number Collected1


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