Nonnative Marine Species

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Common Name

Scientific name

First year

Established

Statewide established populations

Lionfish

Pterois volitans

1985

Introduced



FWC Facts:
Tarpon can supplement their gill breathing by breaching the surface and gulping air to extract oxygen with four rows of lung-like tissue inside their swim bladder.

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