Selected References

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Albins, MA; Hixon, MA (2008). Invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish Pterois volitans reduce recruitment of Atlantic coral-reef fishes. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 367: 233-238.

Albins, MA; Lyons, PJ (2012). Invasive red lionfish Pterois volitans blow directed jets of water at prey fish. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 448: 1-5.

Anderson, ET;  Stoskopf, MK; Morris Jr., JA; Clarke, EO; Harms, CA (2010). Hematology, plasma biochemistry, and tissue enzyme activities of invasive red lionfish captured off North Carolina, USA. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 22:4: 266-273.

Barbour, AB; Allen, MS; Frazer, TK; Sherman, KD (2011). Evaluating the potential efficacy of invasive lionfish (Pterois volitans) removals. PLoS ONE 6(5): e19666.

Barbour, AB; Montgomery, ML; Adamson, AA; Diaz-Ferguson, E; Silliman, BR (2010). Mangrove use by the invasive lionfish Pterois volitan. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 401: 291-294.

Betancur-R, R; Hines, A; Acero, PA; Ortí, G; Wilbur, AE; Freshwater, DW (2011). Reconstructing the lionfish invasion: insights into greater Caribbean biogeography. Journal of Biogeography 38: 1281–1293.

Claydon, JAB; Calosso, MC; Traiger, SB (2012). Progression of invasive lionfish in seagrass; mangrove and reef habitats. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 448: 119-129.

Cote, IM; Maljkovic, A (2010). Predation rates of Indo-Pacific lionfish on Bahamian coral reefs. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 404: 219-225.

Cure, K; Benkwitt, CE; Kindinger, TL; Pickering, EA; Pusack, TJ; McIlwain, JL; Hixon, MA (2012). Comparative behavior of red lionfish Pterois volitans on native Pacific versus invaded Atlantic coral reefs. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 467: 181-192.

Darling, ES; Green, SJ (2011). Indo-Pacific lionfish are larger and more abundant on invaded reefs: a comparison of Kenyan and Bahamian lionfish populations. Biol Invasions 13: 2045-2051.

Ali, F (2011). Understanding the lionfish invasion in Bonaire to develop the best strategy for Trinidad and Tobago. Proceedings of the 64th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute. Puerto Morelos, Mexico.

Frazer, TK; Jacoby, CA; Edwards, MA; Barry, SC; Manfrino, CM (2012). Coping with the lionfish invasion: Can targeted removals yield beneficial effects. Reviews in Fisheries Science 20:4: 185-191.

Freshwater, DW; Hines, A; Parham, S; Wilbur, A; Sabaoun, M; Woodhead, J; Akins, L; Purdy, B; Whitfield, PE; Paris, CB (2009). Mitochondrial control region sequence analyses indicate dispersal from the US East Coast as the source of the invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish Pterois volitans in the Bahamas. Mar Biol 156: 1213-122.

Garcia-Berthou, E (2007). The characteristics of invasive fishes: what has been learned so far? Journal of Fish Biology 71: 33-55.

Green, SJ; Akins, JL; Maljkovic, A; Cote, IM (2012). Invasive lionfish drive Atlantic coral reef fish declines. PLoS ONE 7(3): e32596.

Hackerott, S; Valdivia, A; Green, SJ; Cote, IM; Cox, CE; et al. (2013). Native predators do not influence invasion success of Pacific lionfish on Caribbean reefs. PLoS ONE 8(7): e68259.

Jud, AR; Layman, CA (2012). Site fidelity and movement patterns of invasive lionfish, Pterois spp., in a Florida estuary. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 414-15: 69-74.

Layman, CA; Allgeier, JE (2012). Characterizing trophic ecology of generalist consumers: a case study of the invasive lionfish in the Bahamas. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 448: 131-141.

Maljkovic, A; Van Leeuwen, TE (2008). Predation on the invasive red lionfish, Pterois volitans, by native groupers in the Bahamas. Coral Reefs 27: 501.

Valdez-Moreno, M; Quintal-Lizama, C; Gomez-Lozano, R; Garcıa-Rivas, MdC (2012). Monitoring an alien Invasion: DNA bar-coding and the identification of lionfish and their prey on coral reefs of the Mexican Caribbean. PLoS ONE 7(6): e36636.

Morris, JA; Akins, JL (2009). Feeding ecology of invasive (Pterois volitans) in the Bahamian archipelago. Environ Biol Fish 86: 389-398.

Morris Jr., JA; Whitfield, PE (2009). Biology, ecology, control and management of the invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish: An updated integrated assessment. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 99.

Morris Jr., JA; Sullivan, CV; Govoni, JJ (2011). Oogenesis and spawn formation in the invasive lionfish, Pterois miles and Pterois volitans. Scientia Marina 75: 147-154.

Morris Jr., JA; Shertzer, KW; Rice, JA (2011). A stage-based matrix population model of invasive lionfish with implications for control. Biol Invasions 13: 7-12.

Mumby, PJ; Harborne, AR; Brumbaugh, DR (2011). Grouper as a natural biocontrol of invasive lionfish. PLoS ONE 6(6): e21510.

Muñoz, RC; Currin, CA; Whitfield, PE (2011). Diet of invasive lionfish on hard bottom reefs of the Southeast USA: insight from stomach contents and stable isotopes. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 432: 181-193.

Ruttenberg, BI; Schofield, PJ; Akins, JL; Acosta, A; Feeley, MW; Blondeau, J; Smith, SG; Ault, JS (2012). Rapid invasion of Indo-Pacific lionfishes (Pterois volitans and Pterois miles) in the Florida Keys, USA: evidence from multiple pre- and post-invasion data sets. Bulletin of Marine Science 88(4): 1051-1059.

Schofield, PJ. 2009. Geographic extent and chronology of the invasion of non-native lionfish (Pterois volitans and P. miles) in the western North Atlantic and Caribbean Sea. Aquatic Invasions. 4: 473–479.

Schofield, PJ. 2010. Update on geographic spread of invasive lionfishes (Pterois volitans and P. miles) in the western North Atlantic Ocean; Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. Aquatic Invasions. 5: S117–S122.

Semmens, BX; Buhle, ER; Salomon, AK; Pattengill-Semmens, CV (2004). A hotspot of non-native marine fishes: evidence for the aquarium trade as an invasion pathway. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 266:239-244.

Whitfield, PE; Gardner, T; Vives, SP; Giliigan, MR; Courtenay, WR; Carleton Ray, G; Hare, JA (2002). Biological invasion of the Indo-Pacific lionfish Pterois volitans along the Atlantic coast of North America. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 235: 289-297.

Whitfield, PE; Hare, JA; David, AW; Harter, SL; Munoz, RC; Addison, CM (2007). Abundance estimates of the Indo-Pacific lionfish Pterois volitans/miles complex in the western North Atlantic. Biol Invasions 9: 53-64.

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