[Coral-List] Lionfish.

Alex Brylske brylske at aol.com
Tue Jan 25 13:52:26 EST 2011

Sincerest apologies as the author of the Dive Training article. I misquoted Lad Akin, and would ask him to comment on the maximum size issue directly.

Too bad they don't get to be a meter in size. It would make the meat quite marketable!

Alex Brylske

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On Jan 24, 2011, at 1:21 PM, Ken Marks <data at agrra.org> wrote:

> On 1/24/2011 9:16 AM, John Ware wrote:
>> Hello to all,
>> Speaking of lionfish, a recent article in Dive Training magazine
>> mentioned lionfish being up to 1 m long (presumably 1 meter).  Was this
>> a  misprint or has a fish this long actually been observed and measured??
> Sounds like a fish tale to me.
> The invasive lionfish in the Atlantic waters do seem to be growing to a 
> larger size than they max out in the tropical Pacific. The largest one 
> I've removed from the waters off the East side of Andros Island was 42cm 
> and I believe the record is somewhere around 47cm from the East coast of 
> the US (Carolinas if I recall correctly).
> If they start reaching 1m I'm going to hang up my mask and fins and 
> take-up bird watching.
> -- 
> Ken Marks
> AGRRA Data Manager
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