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Name - Pterois volitans

Name Details

Life Sciences Identifier (LSID) [metadata]

Variants and Synonyms

Reported Taxonomic Ranks


Reported Taxonomic Hierarchies

Animalia (Kingdom)
Chordata (Phylum)
Vertebrata (Subphylum)
Pisces (Group)
Osteichthyes (Group)
Scorpaenidae (Family)


Recent Publications

  • Areas susceptible to lionfish invasion in the Mexican Pacific.
  • Trophic overlap of lionfish (Pterois volitans) and two native predators (Lutjanus apodus and Cephalopholis cruentata) in the western Caribbean.
  • Reproductive biology of Pterois volitans in the Baconao Biosphere Reserve, southern Cuba.
  • Differential learning by native versus invasive predators to avoid distasteful cleaning mutualists.
  • Broad-scale acoustic telemetry reveals long-distance movements and large home ranges for invasive lionfish on Atlantic coral reefs.

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