[Coral-List] New Mystery Fish

Lad Akins Lad at reef.org
Tue Jan 22 09:52:40 EST 2013

HI Gene and All,

If you'll read through them you'll find that the fish was identified
correctly in the initial articles. The only use of "Mystery" was in the
headline and opening sentence to grab your attention. This is the 7th
reported in FL waters since 1984. The others have been small and likely had
been recently released from aquariums.  Many eyes are out there looking and
the USGS maintains an early warning alert system through their
Non-indigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) database and will report if others are
sighted. (http://nas.er.usgs.gov/)

The fish that was speared has been dissected and analysis will be conducted
to determine age, growth, potential release date, etc.

It's good to hear that there is interest in this issue, but there isn't much
else to consider with this species unless others are sighted.

All the best,


Lad Akins
Director of Special Projects
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Sent: Monday, January 21, 2013 11:21 AM
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Subject: [Coral-List] New Mystery Fish

Thanks to Michelle Jonker of AIMS in Australia the mystery fish has 
been identified. It should show up on the menu in a few years.   Gene

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