Devil firefish Râs Muhammad Egypt Red Sea Indian Ocean Africa The devil firefish Pterois miles is closely related to the lionfis

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Devil firefish Râs Muhammad Egypt Red Sea Indian Ocean Africa The devil firefish Pterois miles is closely related to the lionfis
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Devil firefish Râs Muhammad Egypt Red Sea Indian Ocean Africa The devil firefish Pterois miles is closely related to the lionfish P volitans In fact P miles and P volitans have been treated as the same species i e as synonyms as well as distinct species The devil firefish is found primarily in Indian Ocean and Red Sea but has also migrated through the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean Sea The two species co occur in western Indonesia Recent genetic work using mitochondrial DNA was unable to reveal whether P miles and P volitans are distinct species or two populations of a single species Whre these species have invaded the East coast of the USA and the Caribbean about 97 of the Atlantic population of lionfish consist of P volitans while only 7 are P miles
Location: Râs Muhammad Egypt Red Sea Indian Ocean Africa