Indo-Pacific Lionfish are invading the eastern coast of the USA and the western and central Bahamas in growing numbers. The exact source(s) of these predators is not known at this time. Release from home aquariums has been suggested as one source. There are no known predators for the lionfish in Atlantic waters. Impact on indigenous species is not fully understood and may only become apparent in time. The dorsel spines of the lionfish are venomous similar to Atlantic Stonefish as such contact should be undertaken with particular care. Video from Bimini and Andros taken in the summer of 2007 follows in this clip.