Originally Posted by Rutrag
Yet they're still pretty expensive. You'd think with a close (and apparently bountiful) supply, they,d be $10 fish.
Something like 98% of the lionfish in the Atlantic are Red Lionfish. So any other Lionfish in your LFS
are from the Pacific, I don't think many, if any, are harvested from the Atlantic at all.
Also scientists have done genetic studies and found that all the Lionfish are descended from 8 females, which helps to support the theory that they were released from an aquarium.