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Juvenile lionfish

Pterois volitans


Photo taken at 60 ft in a caribbean reef near to Akumal, México time: 11:00 am

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Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 12 years ago

Yes is very invasive, No we do no kill them, we pull them out of the water alive and send some for studies and others to the restaurants.,we have monitoring different ones to sea there behavior.
We have found two diferent spicies of lionfish, (Pterois volitans and Pterois miles), very territorial so is easy to follow, and they can grow very fast excellent predator it feeds whit almost any juvenile fish little shrimps we have seen it dig in the sand look for for small urchins also very active at night.
A good thin is that we have seen moray eels eat the juvenile lionfish so is first time we find a predator for this fish.

jess.blank 12 years ago

Aren't they invasive there? Did your divemaster kill it?

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 12 years ago

Thanks Lyzz

LyzzHiggins 12 years ago

Great photo!

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru

Quintana Roo, Mexico

Spotted on Dec 27, 2011
Submitted on Dec 27, 2011

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