Abundance estimates of the Indo-Pacific lionfish Pterois volitans/miles complex in the Western North Atlantic

  title={Abundance estimates of the Indo-Pacific lionfish Pterois volitans/miles complex in the Western North Atlantic},
  author={Paula E. Whitfield and Jonathan A. Hare and A. Westcott David and Stacey Lyn Harter and Roldan C Mu{\~n}oz and Christine M. Addison},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
Less than a decade after being observed off Florida, the invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish is now widely distributed off the southeast coast of the United States. As a step towards measuring invasion impacts to native communities, we examine the magnitude and extent of this invasion by first, compiling reports of lionfish to provide range information and second, estimate lionfish abundance from two separate studies. We also estimate native grouper (epinepheline serranids) abundance to better… 

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