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Source: NOAA Archives
Cover photo: TPWD Photo Archives

Lionfish, Red Lionfish

Pterois volitans

Origin: Indo-pacific

Impact: Lionfish, which have no known predators (besides human), are the fastest growing coastal invasive, laying millions of eggs every month. They damage marine aquatic ecosystems by decimating life on reefs, including the small fish who keep the reefs healthy and the larger fish of importance to commercial and recreational fishing.

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If you have spotted Pterois volitans (Lionfish, Red Lionfish), use this report form to send an email to the appropriate authorities.

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