Talk:Red lionfish

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do you knoe about census taking/or observations on lionfish

The red Lionfish is known to be very beautiful, and many people have touched thinking it was just an ordinary fish and they have been poisened luckily they did not die but did learn a important lesson to not touch any sort of fish. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:10, 19 February 2010 (UTC)


Content from the page lionfish that referred specifically to P. volitans has been moved here. Discussion relating to P. volitans may be found at Talk:Lionfish - BanyanTree 10:31, 19 January 2011 (UTC)


Possible source re being found in Brazil as a result ff "natural larval dispersal from the Caribbean" Lionfish found in Brazil is related to Caribbean invasives The News International, AFP, April 24, 2015 (?). 220 of Borg 03:12, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Fish Alihossn (talk) 10:37, 17 October 2016 (UTC)


Under "Venom"; "Lionfish venomous dorsal spines are used purely for defense."

Directly contradicted by this article -- although not for P. Volitans specifically;

"Sure enough, Lonnstedt saw the same behavior in the tank as she had in the wild: D. zebra approached the other lionfish and waved one fin after another, then swam back over toward the prey. If the other fish failed to follow, D. zebra returned to it and repeated its fin display."