Lionfish is spreading in the Mediterranean Sea


Thursday, 4 August 2016

The invasive lionfish, Pterois miles, has recently increased in abundance and within a year colonized almost the entire south eastern coast of Cyprus, posing a threat to marine ecosystems, according to a recent published study:

Demetris Kletou et al. A lionfish (Pterois miles) invasion has begun in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Biodiversity Records (2016)
DOI: 10.1186/s41200-016-0065-y