Parasitism in Pterois volitans (Scorpaenidae) from coastal waters of Puerto Rico, the Cayman Islands, and the Bahamas.

@article{RamosAscherl2015ParasitismIP,
  title={Parasitism in Pterois volitans (Scorpaenidae) from coastal waters of Puerto Rico, the Cayman Islands, and the Bahamas.},
  author={Zullaylee Ramos-Ascherl and Ernest H. Williams and Lucy Bunkley-Williams and Lillian J. Tuttle and Paul C. Sikkel and Mark A. Hixon},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2015},
  volume={101 1},
  pages={50-6}
}
Recently, Pterois volitans, a Pacific species of lionfish, invaded the Atlantic Ocean, likely via the aquarium trade. We examined for internal and external parasites 188 individuals from 8 municipalities of Puerto Rico collected during 2009-2012, 91 individuals from Little Cayman, Cayman Islands, collected during the summers of 2010 and 2011, and 47 individuals from Lee Stocking Island, Bahamas, collected during the summer of 2009. In total, 27 parasite taxa were found, including 3 previously… CONTINUE READING