Lionfish abundance, size structure, and spatial distribution along the Venezuelan coast (Pterois volitans, Pteroinae: Scorpaenidae
Alaska's marine ecosystems are highly productive, supporting numerous fisheries for benthic and benthopelagic species, such as walleye pol-lock (Gadus chalcogrammus), Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus), sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria), and several species of rockfishes (Scorpaenidae
) and flatfish (Pleuronectidae).
Tandem repeat polymorphism and heteroplasmy in the mitochondrial control region of red fishes (Sebastes: Scorpaenidae
Incidental catch in traps of the lionfish Pterois volitans (Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae
) in the Colombian Caribbean.
Systematics, variation, distribution, and biology of rockfishes of the subgenus Sebastomus (Pisces, Scorpaenidae
Lionfish (Pterois volitans, family Scorpaenidae
) and other venomous fish are frequently imported for home aquariums making envenomation possible in areas outside of indigenous coastal locations.
First record of albinism in the rockfish Sebastes pachycephalus complex (Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae
In order to describe the epidemiology of lionfish exposures, mechanisms of envenoming and poisoning, presenting manifestations, management, and prevention of injuries and foodborne poisonings, internet search engines, including PubMed, Medline, Ovid, Google[R], and Google Scholar[R], were queried with the key medical subject heading (MESH) words, "lionfish, envenomation; scorpionfish (Scorpaenidae
), injuries; poisoning, ciguatera, ciguatoxin." Case reports, case series, epidemiological investigations, and toxicological studies were reviewed; high risk behaviors and occupations for lionfish injuries were identified; and human lionfish-inflicted injuries were stratified by their stages of progression from initial puncture to necrotic ulceration.
Vetter, "Cryptic species of rockfishes (Sebastes: Scorpaenidae
) in the Southern Hemisphere inferred from mitochondrial lineages," Journal of Heredity, vol.
Further evidence for the invasion and establishment of Pterois volitans (Teleostei: Scorpaenidae
) along the Atlantic coast of the United States.
The fish belongs to the species pterois miles, which belongs to the family of the Scorpaenidae
and has probably reached the waters of Cyprus by travelling via the popular Suez Canal.