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