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    Essay On Lionfish

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    Lionfish are venomous Marine fish found in the Pacific and the Indian Ocean. The fish have started invading the Atlantic waters. The Lionfish pose a great danger to the native ecology, and they might destabilize the ecology. They have a large appetite and are well adapted to evade their prey. The lionfish belong to kingdom Animalia and the Phylum Chordata. The fish lives in deep waters in the Coral feeding on the reef fish. The fish develop at a very fast rate such that a fingerling attains sexual maturity two years after hatching from the eggs. Gross morphology and taxonomy. Lionfish are the marine fish and they do have distinctive stripes that are brown to maroon as well as white in color that do cover the head and its body. Their fins are fan-like in the pectoral region. They also have long, separated dorsal spines, which are poisonous. The lionfish have oval to elliptical scales with a smooth surface. Adult Lionfish size ranges from 2.0 to 17.7 inches in length; juvenile lionfish may be as small as 1 inch in length. They weigh between 0.025 kg and 1.3kg, which is 0.055 pounds and 2.866 pounds. The lionfish are carnivorous and are commonly found in the Indo-Pacific water, and are currently invading the Atlantic. The lionfish live for averagely ten years. Lionfish belong to the Kingdom Animalia, under the phylum Chordata. They belong to Actinopterygii class and Order is the…

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    Pterois Voltans

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    either plants, other foliage, or the other organisms that inhabit that area. Marine life is not typically the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of an invasive species. Pterois voltans, commonly referred to as the lionfish, have been added to the invasive species list. Lionfish are very difficult to remove from their newly found home once they are established. Pterois voltans find an abundance of preferred prey in the new area, a lack of predators in the same community and surrounding…

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    Lionfish Essay

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    Lionfish Waves crashing on the beach throwing you you about. Having trouble breathing you wonder is it possible for something to live here. Then you see a fish swim by. The only way they can survive in this ecosystem is if they have adaptations. An ecosystem is all the living and nonliving things in an environment. Neritic zone is like the goldilocks zone. The most ocean organisms live here because of the constant temperature, low pressure, and the sunlight. Also here there are some crazy…

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    Red Lionfish Essay

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    The Red Lionfish, or Pterois volitans, is a subtropical fish species originating from Asia that has distinctive red, white, brown, and maroon stripes. Adult lionfish can grow up to around 17 inches long, with fan-like pectoral fins and many dorsal spines along their body, all of which are venomous (Raloff J. 2006). This peculiar fish is considered one of the most successful fish invader in the western Atlantic Ocean as it consumes a wide variety of prey. Several life history and behavioral…

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    Lionfish Case Study

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    The Lionfish is a venomous predatory fish that carries the potential to impact the marine ecosystems of south Florida. Past evidence suggests that the proliferation of lionfish may help decline th eexistence of native species of commercial, recreational, and ecological importance. In addition, lionfish stings are painful and occasionally result in serious injury. The Lionfish is a non-native invasive fish, it was likely to be released on purpose from people whom no longer wanted them as aquarium…

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    Lionfish Research Paper

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    WHAT? The problem is the invasion of lionfish along the eastern coastal waters of North America, especially in North Carolina. Lionfish in the Atlantic Ocean have been classified as the worst marine invasion yet not just in the United States, but around the world as well. They travel extremely fast and spread more than other invasive species. Lionfish were first confirmed to be established off the coast of North Carolina in 2000. They have spread so fast that they have reached the caribbean are…

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    Lionfish Research Paper

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    Lionfish is type of marine fish. Lionfish is not endangered species that we should be concerned about. There are about 10 types of different species of lionfish. This invasive species can be found across the eastern coast of the United States. Lionfish prefer to live near coral reefs and in rock crevices. They are highly adaptable, and they have high reproduction rate, making their numbers in the wild large and stable. The Lionfish is actually native to the ranges of the Indo-Pacific (South…

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    Lionfish Research Paper

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    Lionfish or pterois miles have invaded the Atlantic coast line. Their original habitat is in the Indo-Pacific Ocean. They are poisonous and have spines were their venom is kept.They live in warm habitats like the tropics and are found in reefs and dark underwater crevices. First, lionfish had lived in the Indo-Pacific but, due to a hurricane and water and aquarium trades they found themselves in the Atlantic Ocean. They are also causing havoc in their new habitat. They find reefs and live…

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    he Red Lionfish is eye catching but venomous and dangerous fish native to the west Pacific. This fish can grow up to 45cm or 17.7 inches in length. These fish are known for their beauty and their venom, they are also aggressive feeders and huge breeders. The Red Lionfish could possibly end up in the United States Atlantic Coast also the Gulf Of Mexico if the precautions are avoided. If this fish enter these waterways it would potentially end most life in the oceans and make it difficult for…

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    Lionfish Invasive Introduction Non-native species have be released and introduced all over the world, but nothing quite compares to the invasion of the Lionfish. Species invasions, such as the Lionfish, can serve as a major threat to native ecosystems by causing ecological damage (Côté, 2013). Finding out what these ecological damages might be and how to slow down the process is Pterois volitans & Pterois miles The fish commonly known as the Lionfish has two species, Pterois volians and…

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