Nonnative Marine Species

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Common Name

Scientific name

First year

Established

Statewide established populations

Lionfish

Pterois volitans

1985

Introduced



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Florida's official state butterfly, the zebra longwing (Heliconius charitonius) lives in hammocks, swamps & forests, sleeps in groups and returns to the same roost nightly.

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