Why the lionfish has become a threat to Brazil’s ecosystem

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Considered invasive, the lionfish species has no known natural predators in Brazil and poses a risk to marine life in the local ecosystem and to human health.

The data comes from the Chico Mendes Institute for the Conservation of Biodiversity (ICMBio), which also cataloged a sighting in the country in December of last year. The fish is endemic to the regions bordering the confluence of the Indian and Pacific Oceans (Indo-Pacific).

Of the 11 animals recorded at Noronha between December 2020 and now, 6 have been captured, including 4 last month. 4 others were only seen: 2 Thursday. . .

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