[Coral-List] Unknown morphological variation in Caribbean lionfish?

Mark J A Vermeij vermeij at hawaii.edu
Fri Feb 18 13:12:50 EST 2011

  Dear all 

Lionfish found on Curacao seem to come in two morphs: one has a "horn" immediately above its eyes whereas the other morph lacks this characteristic. Carmabi would welcome any insights in this matter and wonders if the different morphologies correspond to the Pterois volitans and P. miles phenotypes.
  Any suggestions and insights are welcomed: m.vermeij at carmabi.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  Click on the link (on the left)  for pictures that illustrate the morphological differences on the website of Carmabi's research station website: http://www.researchstationcarmabi.org/

  Tropical regards

Dr. M.J.A. Vermeij
Science Director
Carmabi Foundation
Piscaderabaai z/n
Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
Phone: +5999-5103067
Email: m.vermeij at carmabi.org
Skype: markvermeij

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