Effects of invasive Pacific red lionfish Pterois volitans versus a native predator on Bahamian coral-reef fish communities

  title={Effects of invasive Pacific red lionfish Pterois volitans versus a native predator on Bahamian coral-reef fish communities},
  author={Mark A. Albins},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
The recent irruption of Pacific red lionfish (Pterois volitans) on Caribbean and Atlantic coral reefs could prove to be one of the most damaging marine invasions to date. Invasive lionfish are reaching densities much higher than those reported from their native range, and they have a strong negative effect on the recruitment and abundance of a broad diversity of native coral-reef fishes. Otherwise, little is known about how lionfish affect native coral-reef communities, especially compared to… CONTINUE READING
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