Nonnative Marine Species

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Common Name

Scientific name

First year

Established

Statewide established populations

Lionfish

Pterois volitans

1985

Introduced



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Florida's American shad are the smallest on the East Coast of the United States. In Florida, shad average 2 to 3 pounds; the state record is 5.19 pounds.

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