Invemar
Bulletin of Marine and Coastal Research

PRESENCE OF THE LIONFIH, PTEROIS VOLITANS (ACTINOPTERYGII: SCORPAENIDAE) IN THE GUAJIRA PENINSULA, CARIBBEAN SEA, COLOMBIA

Héctor Martínez Viloria, Ánderson Rosado Gómez, Arturo Acero P.

Abstract


The red lionfih was captured in the northeast Colombian Caribbean, in “El Yoyo” fihing ground, located in La Guajira peninsula (Riohacha). The Guajira continental shelf, located between Santa Marta and Venezuela, should be a stepping area for lionfih pelagic larvae.

Keywords


Invasive species; Scorpaenidae; Biodiversity; La Guajira peninsula; Colombia

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DOI: 10.25268/bimc.invemar.2011.40.2.125

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