Biology and Ecology of Lionfish
The lionfish invasion is an unprecedented event for the
Southeast U.S. and Caribbean. The biological and ecological underlying mechanisms
that have facilitated this event are many and confounded by interactions with native
organisms, temperature regimes much different from the lionfishes native range,
and the lack of baseline information on the species.
Since the lionfish were first documented as established,
CCFHR has lead many investigations into the biology and ecology of lionfish.
- Descriptions of lionfish biology including taxonomy and genetics, reproduction,
early life history and dispersal, venomology, feeding ecology, age and growth and
- Use of color and stripe patterns for identification
- Site fidelity in lionfish using acoustic telemetry and external tags.
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