Since arriving to the northern Atlantic Ocean less than 30 years ago, lionfish have quickly become one of the most widespread and voracious invasive species, negatively impacting marine ecosystems—particularly coral reefs—from the northeast coast of the United States to the Caribbean Islands. In a new study, an international research team including the California Academy of Sciences presents four new records of lionfish off the coast of Brazil, confirming the invasion of the predatory fish into the South Atlantic for the first time.
California Academy of Sciences.
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Instituto Brasileiro de Biodiversidade (Brazil).
Bioinvasão Brasil is a digital platform developed with the objective of making available records of invasive alien species in Brazil. Special Note: In Portuguese.
Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras (Institute for Marine and Coastal Research, Colombia).
Special Note: In Spanish