Jul 29, 2013 1:45 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - The first lionfish caught in Corpus Christi is now at the Texas State Aquarium. The invasive species was caught a few days ago by a fisherman near the Packery Channel.
The local catch will join the existing lionfish exhibit at the Texas State Aquarium.
You can easily identify the fish by reddish-brown and white stripes, fanlike pectoral fins, long and separated dorsal fins and venomous dorsal spines. There are no natural predators in our area for the lionfish, a native of the Indo-Pacific region.