[Coral-List] Lionfish in the Atlantic

Steven or Debbie Pro dspro at verizon.net
Tue Feb 19 18:08:32 EST 2008

Does anyone have a copy of Courtenay, W. R. 1995 Marine fish introductions
in southeastern Florida. American Fish Society Introduced Fish Section
Newsletter 14(10), 2-3.?  I have struck out with the Inter Library Loan
service here.

Thank you,
Steven Pro


Message: 4
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 12:50:57 -0500
From: "Szmant, Alina" <szmanta at uncw.edu>
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Lionfish in the Atlantic
To: "Douglas Fenner" <dfenner at blueskynet.as>,	"Craig Lilyestrom"
	<craig at caribe.net>,	"Lee Goldman" <coralfarmguam at yahoo.com>
Cc: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
	<4E15FCC7981F7A4CA5AA0DEF4B2141C9115EFE14 at UNCWMAILVS2.dcs.uncw.edu>
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The lion fish here off of NC are everywhere offshore.  And I saw a dive
article about there abundance elsewhere in Caribbean.  They are definitely
established in the Atlantic, and can now be considered invasive.  They'll
probably have a major effect on small reef fishes such as gobies and

Dr. Alina M. Szmant
Coral Reef Research Group
UNCW-Center for Marine Science 
5600 Marvin K. Moss Ln
Wilmington NC 28409
Tel: (910)962-2362 & Fax:  (910)962-2410
Cell:  (910)200-3913
email:  szmanta at uncw.edu
Web Page:  http://people.uncw.edu/szmanta

-----Original Message-----
From: coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
[mailto:coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov] On Behalf Of Douglas Fenner
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 10:07 PM
To: Craig Lilyestrom; Lee Goldman
Cc: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Live coral trade - Philippine exports

Good point.  Currently, several Pacific fish species are being found in 
Florida and elsewhere, particularly Lionfish, and the numbers of the latter 
at least indicate that the genie is out of the bottle, it sounds to me like 
an introduced species that is going to be invasive.  They were released by 
people from their aquariums into the ocean.  I hear from aquarium people

that there are a variety of diseases and parasites that show up in aquaria, 
including coral diseases I believe.  I could easily imagine a disease or

parasite, say on coral, coming from the Pacific, being released from an 
aquarium in Florida, and having potentially severe effects there and 
throughout the Caribbean.  Doesn't seem too far fetched.  -Doug

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Craig Lilyestrom" <craig at caribe.net>
To: "Lee Goldman" <coralfarmguam at yahoo.com>
Cc: <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>
Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 10:48 AM
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Live coral trade - Philippine exports

> I've enjoyed the discussion regarding coral export/import. Now, I'd be 
> very appreciative if folks could share any thoughts on the potential 
> impacts from non-native corals imported through the aquarium trade 
> into tropical or subtropical jurisdictions. How concerned should 
> managers be about for example, live Pacific corals being imported into 
> the Caribbean and sold in aquarium shops?
> --Craig
> On Feb 15, 2008, at 8:57 AM, Lee Goldman <coralfarmguam at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
>> Dear List,
>>  Currently, no Corals are allowed to be exported from the 
>> Philippines. Although I am certain there is an illegal trade 
>> happening and we may never know the magnitude or impact, at least the 
>> government has tried to curb the harvesting of corals from their 
>> already vanishing reefs. Tome, a step in the right direction.Now if 
>> we can only get the enforcement issues taken care of...
>>  Regards,
>>  Lee Goldman
>>  Coral Farm Guam
>>  Po Box 6682
>>  Tamuning Guam 96931
>>  671-646-6744
>>  Coralfarmguam at yahoo.com
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