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Pterois volitans

LC control no.sh2005000610
LC classificationQL638.S42 Zoology
Topical headingPterois volitans
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Variant(s)Butterfly-cod, Ornate
Firefish, Red
Ornate butterfly-cod
Red firefish
Red lionfish
See alsoPterois
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Found inWork cat.: 2004368194: Hare, J.A. An integrated assessment of the introduction of lionfish (Pterois volitans/miles complex) to the western Atlantic Ocean, 2003: p. 3 (Schultz considered lionfish (Pterois volitans/miles complex) to comprise two allopatric sibling species. Recent genetic work confirmed genetic differences between P. miles and P. volitans, but was inconclusive regarding the existence of two species or two populations of one species. Owing to the uncertainty of species status, lionfish will be used as a common name for the Pterois volitans/miles complex.)
Random House (lionfish; -fishes (esp. collectively): a brightly striped scorpionfish of the genus Pterois, esp. P. Volitans ...)
Wheeler world encyc. of fishes, c1985: p. 302 (P. volitans; butterflyfish; red firefish; turkeyfish)
Migdalski fresh & saltwater fishes of the world, 1976: p. 201 (in illus.: lionfish (Pterois volitans))
Carcasson coral reef fishes, 1977: p. 252 (Pterois volitans (Linnaeus) 1758 = Pterois miles (Bennett) 1828; red firefish, scorpion-cod, dragonfish, lionfish)
World fishes important to North Americans, 1991: p. 94 (Pterois volitans, lionfish, other names: turkeyfish, red firefish, ornate butterfly-cod)
FishBase, Feb. 22, 2005 (Pterois, Red lionfish)