Lionfish reproduction

Lionfish reproduction

Lionfish Reproduction Lionfish truly are an amazing invasive species. In their Pacific home waters over thousands of years their numbers have been kept under control as part of the natural balance of nature on the reef. However, in the Atlantic and Caribbean it is lionfish reproduction that is one of the main reasons why lionfish are taking over. In the Caribbean in particular they breed all year around and they are sexually mature after just … Continue reading

Are lionfish poisonous?

Are lionfish poisonous?

Are lionfish poisonous? This is a very easy question to answer. The answer is NO, lionfish are not poisonous. A poison is something that must be either breathed in, eaten, swallowed or absorbed. So if lionfish are not poisonous – what are they? They are venomous. Venom is a form of toxin secreted by an animal for the purpose of causing harm to another. Venom must be injected into the other animal by spines (lionfish), … Continue reading

Lionfish invasion. How they took over the Caribbean and beyond

Lionfish invasion. How they took over the Caribbean and beyond

I live in Grand Cayman (The Cayman Islands) and we spotted our first lionfish on East End where I live in September 2009. 24 years prior to that in 1985 the first lionfish was spotted off of Dania Beach in Florida. There are 3 often-told stories or theories of how lionfish found their way into the waters around Florida, which are as follows: Deliberate release of lionfish by owners from their fish tanks at home. … Continue reading