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Pterois volitans (Common Lionfish) is a species of bony fishes in the family scorpionfishes. It is associated with freshwater habitat. It is native to Palau, Pitcairn Islands, Japan, Northern Mariana Islands, Papua New Guinea, South Korea, Seychelles, China, Australia, Guam, Indonesia, India, Samoa, Hong Kong, Fiji, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Marshall Islands, Vietnam, Micronesia, Cook Islands, Christmas Island, Mozambique, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Taiwan, North Korea, Maldives, Vanuatu, Malaysia, and Norfolk Island. Individuals can grow to 38 cm. Common Lionfish has sexual reproduction.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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EOL has data for 28 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Common lionfish. View this species on GBIF