Specimen Information

Pterois volitans/miles
Pterois volitans/miles
Marine Fishes

Specimen ID268119
GroupMarine Fishes
Common Namelionfish
LocalityCaribbean Sea, Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (general area)
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameGreater Antilles
HUC8 Number32006500
Collection Month3
Collection Year2010
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
CommentsLionfish being reported in large numbers from this area. [Actual number of fish not specified.]
Record TypePersonal communication
Number Collected


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/25/2021].

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