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Jul 29, 2013 1:45 PM

Lionfish Caught Near Packery Channel on Display at Texas State Aquarium

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.

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