Details of this species in Dominican Republic
Invasiveness: Not specified
Source: USGS 2009; Schofield 2009
Arrival Date: 2008
Species Notes for this Location:
The first confirmed report of lionfish from the Dominican Republic was from Sosua Bay, Puerto Plata (northern coast), in May 2008 (Guerrero and Franco 2008, in Schofield 2009). There were several unconfirmed reports of lionfish from Sosua Bay prior to this; 20 additional specimens were observed between May and July 2008. Reports from the USGS NAS (US Geological Survey Non-indigenous Aquatic Species) database document the species’ spread across both the northern and southern coasts of the island in 2008 (Schofield 2009). Lionfish have been reported from 18 additional locations between January and mid-August 2009 (Schofield 2009).
Management Notes for this Location:
Last Modified: 15/02/2010 1:10:24 p.m.