Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID263179
GroupFishes
GenusPterois
Speciesvolitans/miles
Common Namelionfish
CountryColombia
StateCOL
LocalityCaribbean Sea, La Piedra del Medio, Bahia de Granate, Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, Colombia
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSouthwestern Caribbean
HUC8 Number32006700
Map
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Collection Day9
Collection Month7
Collection Year2009
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:18836
Author:Gonzalez, J., M. Grijalba-Bendeck, A. Acero P., and R. Betancur-R
Date:2009
Title:The invasive red lionfish, Pterois volitans (Linnaeus 1758), in the southwestern Caribbean Sea.
Journal:Aquatic Invasions
Volume:4
Issue:3
CommentsSpecimen captured. Depth = 20 m.
Record TypeSpecimen
DisposalNatural History Mus., Colombia
Museum Cat NumberINVEMAR-PEC 8140
Freshwater/MarineMarine
Number Collected1
Size96 mm TL
Number Preserved1


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