Red Lionfish-Pterois-Deadly Bystander

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Lionfish originated in the Indo-Pacific region.

Crimes Committed

Lionfish can reduce juvenile fish populations greatly. They also prey on over 50 species.


If you eliminate the lionfish, juvenile fish populations will begin to increase. Shrimp and crab, prey of the lionfish, will also grow in population, which is economically beneficial. The chance of a lionfish stinging humans in the area will decrease.