Phenotypic variation of lionfish supraocular tentacles

  title={Phenotypic variation of lionfish supraocular tentacles},
  author={James A. Jr. Morris and D. Wilson Freshwater},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
A previous observation suggested that a novel phenotype of lionfish supraocular tentacle is evolving rapidly in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. We confirm the existence of this phenotype in high prevalence in invasive populations of lionfish in the Western North Atlantic. Observations of individual lionfish from the Atlantic populations indicate that supraocular tentacles are more prevalent on juvenile and young adult lionfish suggesting this characteristic is size specific and is not associated… 

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