Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Red Lionfish Pterois volitans

Photo: Mark Yokoyama

Classification

Pterois [genus] (2)
volitans [species]

Classification

Pterois [genus] (2)
volitans [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Saba
  • Saba Bank
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Introduced (2) - Aruba
  • Introduced (2) - Bonaire
  • Introduced (2) - Curaçao
  • Introduced (2) - Saba
  • Introduced (2) - Saba Bank
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Eustatius
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Maarten
  • Natural distribution
  • N. Pacific Ocean
  • S. Pacific Ocean
  • Indian Ocean
  • Distribution description First Introduction in the Atlantic Ocean was from the eastern coast of Florida, from there it has spread all over the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico and parts of the Atlantic coast of America.
    Notes on presence status The first records of Bonaire and Curaçao where reported in 2009. Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten have been invaded in 2010. Injuries by Lionfish have been recorded from Aruba (report from 2015).

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