Invasive lionfish have spread south from the Caribbean to Brazil

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An uninvited guest has arrived in Brazil’s tropical coastal waters: the Pacific red lionfish. Renowned for its stunning appearance and voracious appetite, the lionfish was first detected off of Florida in 1985 and has spread throughout the Caribbean, killing reef fish in large numbers.

Now it has breached a formidable obstacle: the Amazon-Orinoco river plume.

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