Nonnative Marine Species

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Common Name

Scientific name

First year

Breeding status

Established

Statewide established populations

Lionfish

Pterois volitans

1985

At least 10 years

Introduced



FWC Facts:
Sunshine bass are bred at FWC hatcheries by crossing white bass with striped bass. Approximately 1 million sunshine bass are stocked in Florida each year.

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