Nonnative Marine Species

Click on a species Common Name to get details for that species.

Common Name

Scientific name

First year

Established

Statewide established populations

Lionfish

Pterois volitans

1985

Introduced



FWC Facts:
Manatees have heavy bones that help them to submerge easily while grazing. They can stay underwater for up to 20 minutes at a time.

Learn More at AskFWC