Coral Reefs

, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 501–501 | Cite as

Predation on the invasive red lionfish, Pterois volitans (Pisces: Scorpaenidae), by native groupers in the Bahamas

  • A. MaljkovićEmail author
  • T. E. Van Leeuwen
  • S. N. Cove
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Native Species Standard Length Anecdotal Evidence Successful Invasion Recent Introduction 
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We thank Marco Fox and Johran Hanna. Sally Thomson and Stuart Cove’s Fin Photo provided Figures 1 and 2. This study was supported by a Sidney Hogg Memorial Scholarship to A. Maljković.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Maljković
    • 1
    Email author
  • T. E. Van Leeuwen
    • 1
  • S. N. Cove
    • 2
  1. 1.Tropical Marine Ecology Lab, Department of Biological SciencesSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada
  2. 2.Stuart Cove’s Dive BahamasNassauBahamas

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