[Coral-List] Unknown morphological variation in Caribbean lionfish?
Mark J A Vermeij
vermeij at hawaii.edu
Fri Feb 18 13:12:50 EST 2011
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.
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/
Dr. M.J.A. Vermeij
Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
Email: m.vermeij at carmabi.org
Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics IBED
University of Amsterdam
Science Park 700
1098 XH Amsterdam
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