The average number of lionfishes found in groups in BCBR was less (2.5 ind) than that found in their native communities (4.9 and 3.8 ind) (Cure et al., 2014).
This work serves to understand the distribution of the lionfish in the BCBR. Now, studies that focus on corroborating the environmental factors that determine the distribution of the lionfish, its impacts in the native reef-fish community and the efficacy of ongoing removals in the Mexican coasts are required.
Lionfish (Pterois spp.) density and biomass in monitored sites in 2013 in Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve (BCBR), Mexico.