WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterois volitans (Linnaeus, 1758)

159559

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159559

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGasterosteus volitans Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs from turbid...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs from turbid inshore areas to depths of over 50 m. Hides in unexposed places at daytime often with head down and practically immobile. Hunts small fishes, shrimps, and crabs at night, using its widespread pectorals trapping prey into a corner, stunning it and then swallowing it in one sweep. Dorsal spines are venomous; the sting can be treated by heating the afflicted part and application of corticoids (Ref. 5503). A popular table fish. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Indo-West Pacific; exotic established New York...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Indo-West Pacific; exotic established New York to Florida [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy introduced  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy introduced [details]
Bailly, N. (2009). Pterois volitans (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2017). FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159559 on 2017-11-20

Date
action
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2005-05-30 09:27:08Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed
2008-04-07 06:51:33Z
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2009-06-09 07:13:02Z
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original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGasterosteus volitans Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   

basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGasterosteus volitans Linnaeus, 1758) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Hong Kong marine fish database. AFCD. , available online at http://www.hk-fish.net/eng/database/index.htm [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in Caribbean Sea (IHO Sea Area) :  [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in Caribbean Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Common [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in North Atlantic Ocean (IHO Sea Area) : Fluctuating [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in Honduran part of the Caribbean Sea (Marine Region) : Common [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in United States part of the North Atlantic Ocean (Marine Region) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Caribbean Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Consumes native species (predator or herbivore) [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Dominican Republic part of the Caribbean Sea (Marine Region) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Mexican part of the Caribbean Sea (Marine Region) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Virgin Islands part of the Caribbean Sea (Marine Region) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Bahamas part of the North Atlantic Ocean (Marine Region) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Cayman Islands part of the Caribbean Sea (Marine Region) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species management in Venezuelan part of the Caribbean Sea (Marine Region) : yes [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species management in Cayman Islands part of the Caribbean Sea (Marine Region) : yes [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species population trend in Caribbean Sea (IHO Sea Area) :  [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species population trend in Caribbean Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Increasing [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species remark In Caribbean Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Likely introduction via aquarium trade to coastal waters of SE Florida in mid-late 1980s (Semmens et al. 2004 in Albins, 2013). Rapid range expansion through tropical & subtropical West Atlantic Ocean & Caribbean Sea since early 2000s (Schofield, 2009, 2010 in Albins, 2013). Reaches much higher densities than in native range and may prove to be one of the most damaging marine invasions to date (Albins, 2013). Since the first record in 2009, the presence of juvenile & adult lionfish has been confirmed in all coastal areas along the Mexican Caribbean (R. Gomez, CONANP, pers. comm. in Vasques-Yeomans et al., 2011) [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species remark In Caribbean Sea (IHO Sea Area) : This study reported the presence of lionfish larva from ichthyoplankton in the Atlantic Ocean and highlights the potential for dispersal of lionfish larvae via the Yucatan current into the Gulf of Mexico and Southern Florida.  [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species remark in Mexico (Nation) : The data indicates that the species is established in this location. [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Mexican part of the Caribbean Sea (Marine Region) : Individual release: deliberate release by individuals [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Caribbean Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Natural dispersal
originally dispersal mechanism in the region likely to be accidental release by individuals (e.g. Aquarium discards) [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Mexico (Nation) : Natural dispersal [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs from turbid inshore areas to depths of over 50 m. Hides in unexposed places at daytime often with head down and practically immobile. Hunts small fishes, shrimps, and crabs at night, using its widespread pectorals trapping prey into a corner, stunning it and then swallowing it in one sweep. Dorsal spines are venomous; the sting can be treated by heating the afflicted part and application of corticoids (Ref. 5503). A popular table fish. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet fishes, shrimps, crabs [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions max. 380 mm TL [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Indo-West Pacific; exotic established New York to Florida [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat benthic [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat reef-associated, depth range 2 - 55 m; inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs from turbid inshore areas maximum depth [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorImportance aquarium trade, commercial, venomous [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy introduced [details]
 

LanguageName 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorturkeyfishUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorred lionfishUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlionfish  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorハナミノカサゴ  [details]