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Pterois volitans

(Linnaeus 1758)
  

Pterois volitans was originally described as Gasterosteus volitans by Linnaeus in 1758. It belongs to the family Scorpaenidae and subfamily Pteroinae. It is commonly known as Lionfish but has many other common names such as Red firefish in Australia, red lionfish in USA (contiguous states), Ominokasago in Japan, Ulek in New Caledonia, Narwönö in Caroline Island. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   volitans
AuthorWI   Linnaeus [C.]
AuthorNI   Linnaeus
Qualification   ---
Year   1758
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaeniformes
Family   Scorpaenidae
Subfamily  
Pteroinae Pteroinae
Genus   Pterois
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Scorpaeniformes
Family   Scorpaenidae
Subfamily   Pteroinae
Genus   Pterois
Original Name   Gasterosteus        
Taxon Name   volitans
Original Combination   Gasterosteus volitans
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Gasterosteus volitans
OriginalSubGenus   Gasterosteus
Original Author   Linnaeus
Original AuthorWI   Linnaeus [C.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1758
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Pteroinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Wheeler 1958:237-238 [ref. 13434].
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   No types known.
Page   296

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---


Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---


Current Genus Species Pterois volitans
Current Species   volitans
Current Genus Pterois
Current AuthorWI Linnaeus [C.]
Current AuthorNI   Linnaeus
Current Year   1758
Current Family Scorpaenidae
Current Subfamily
Pteroinae Pteroinae

Habitat marine.        
Water Salt water
Depth Range From 2 to 55 meters.
   

Current Summary   Valid as Pterois volitans  (Linnaeus 1758). Scorpaenidae: Pteroinae.
 
Name History   •Valid as Pterois volitans (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Paulin 1982:445 [ref. 23678], Dor 1984:86 [ref. 29757], Shimizu in Masuda et al. 1984:316 [ref. 6441], Yatou in Okamura et al. 1985:575, 721 [ref. 8056], Schultz 1986:66 [ref. 22245], Allen & Swainston 1988:48 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:447 [ref. 12442], Paulin et al. 1989:167 [ref. 24556], Randall et al. 1990:80 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:114 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:159 [ref. 25479], Randall 1995:108 [ref. 22896], Motomura & Iwatsuki 1997:129 [ref. 23963], Allen 1997:76 [ref. 23977], Larson & Williams 1997:353 [ref. 23967], Chen et al. 1997:167 [ref. 26476], Kuiter 1997:90 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:80 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:101 [ref. 23965], Poss 1999:2332 [ref. 24796], Johnson 1999:727 [ref. 25471], Randall 1999:10 [ref. 25829], Allen 2000:86 [ref. 37268], Nakabo 2000:569 [ref. 25086], Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:605 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:165 [ref. 25191], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:64 [ref. 25480], Randall & Earle 2000:10 [ref. 25806], Allen 2000:97 [ref. 25868], Mandrytsa 2001:275 [ref. 25636], Hutchins 2001:27 [ref. 25847], Whitfield et al. 2002:289 [ref. 26090], Nakabo 2002:569 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:29 [ref. 26830], Poss & Eschmeyer 2003:1238 [ref. 27048], Myers & Donaldson 2003:619 [ref. 27495], Mishra & Krishnan 2003:26 [ref. 27712], Randall et al. 2004:10 [ref. 27624], Hare & Whitfield 2004:2 [ref. 27631], Nelson et al. 2004:113 [ref. 27807], Randall 2005:117 [ref. 28239], Fishelson 2006:343 [ref. 28669], Allen et al. 2006:880 [ref. 29002], Allen & Erdmann 2008:128 [ref. 29479], Freshwater et al. 2009:39 [ref. 30268], Lasso-Alcala & Posada 2010:S53 [ref. 30893], Motomura et al. 2010:90 [ref. 31256], Aguilar-Perera & Tuz-Sulun 2010:S9 [ref. 31683], Fricke et al. 2011:378 [ref. 31242], Lasso-Alcalá et al. 2011:575 [ref. 31520], Betancur-R. et al. 2011:1 [ref. 32977], Allen & Erdmann 2012:223 [ref. 31980], Page et al. 2013:116 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Collette 2013:170 [ref. 32953], Larson et al. 2013:82 [ref. 32988], Yoshida et al. 2013:79 [ref. 34464], Fricke et al. 2014:51 [ref. 33932], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:37 [ref. 33341], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:5 [ref. 33988], Duffy & Ahyong 2015:112 [ref. 36167], Motomura & Struthers 2015:1096 [ref. 34285], Motomura et al. 2015:18 [ref. 34709], Robertson et al. 2016:143, 144 [ref. 34961], Koeda et al. 2016:21 [ref. 35333], Koeda et al. 2016:3 [ref. 35354], Tornabene & Baldwin 2017:10 [ref. 35339], Motomura et al. 2017:68 [ref. 35490], Wilcox et al. 2017:10 [ref. 35525] with hybrids in the western Atlantic, Golani & Fricke 2018:53 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:101 [ref. 36673], Hoschke et al. 2019:155 [ref. 36626]).

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andover Pterois andover Allen [G. R.] & Erdmann [M. V.] 2008Valid
antennaria Pterois antennaria Swainson [W.] 1839In family
antennata Pterois antennata (Bloch [M. E.] 1787)Valid
barberi Pterois barberi Steindachner [F.] 1900Synonym
barffi Pterois barffi (Curtiss [A.] 1944)Synonym
bleekeri Pterois bleekeri Döderlein [L.] in Steindachner & Döderlein 1884Synonym
brachyptera Pterois brachyptera Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829Synonym
brevipectoralis Pterois brevipectoralis (Mandrytsa [S. A.] 2002)Valid
castus Pterois castus Whitley [G. P.] 1951Synonym
cincta Pterois cincta Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1838Valid
cristatus Pterois cristatus Swainson [W.] 1839Synonym
ellioti Pterois ellioti Meek [S. E.] 1899Synonym
geniserra Pterois geniserra Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829Synonym
heterurus Pterois heterurus Bleeker [P.] 1856Synonym
jordani Pterois jordani Regan [C. T.] 1905Synonym
kodipungi Pterois kodipungi Bleeker [P.] 1852Synonym
lunulata Pterois lunulata Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1843Valid
macrura Pterois macrura Alcock [A. W.] 1896Synonym
miles Pterois miles (Bennett [J. W.] 1828)Valid
mombasae Pterois mombasae (Smith [J. L. B.] 1957)Valid
mombassae Pterois mombassae (Smith [J. L. B.] 1957)Synonym
muricata Pterois muricata Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829Synonym
natalensis Pterois natalensis von Bonde [C.] 1923Synonym
nigripinnis Pterois nigripinnis Gilchrist [J. D. F.] 1904Synonym
paucispinula Pterois paucispinula Matsunuma [M.] & Motomura [H.] 2014Valid
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