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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterois volitans (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 159559

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScorpaeniformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScorpaenidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterois (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterois Oken, 1817
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterois Oken, 1817
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGasterosteus volitans Linnaeus, 1758
Sources  basis of record Fishbase, available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
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]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaeniacanthus pteroisi Shen, 1957 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorColobomatus pteroisi Madinabeitia, Tang & Nagasawa, 2013 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (73 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (141 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (97 nucleotides; 38 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159559
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-05-30 09:27:08Z  created  Cuvelier, Daphne
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
2008-04-07 06:51:33Z  changed  Decock, Wim
2009-06-09 07:13:02Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Pterois volitans. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159559 on 2014-04-19
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