Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID253783
GroupMarine Fishes
GenusPterois
Speciesvolitans/miles
Common Namelionfish
CountryDominican Republic
StateDO
LocalityAtlantic Ocean, Dominican Republic, National Submarine Park of Monte Cristi, La Piedra de Kikim (dive site)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameGreater Antilles
HUC8 Number32006500
Map
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Collection Day24
Collection Month5
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
CommentsThe lionfish was first sighted in the park May 20, 2008 and the photograph (presented in the paper) was taken May 24, 2008.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineMarine
Number Collected1


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