THE LIONFISH...

...is not from the Caribbean. They are originally from the Indian Ocean, Red Sea and Western Pacific Ocean.
 
...is harmful to the coral reef. Invasive lionfish eat everything that they can fit into their mouth and that their stomachs can handle.

...is an invasive species. This means that they cause harm to an ecosystem that is not their own.
 
...belong in the scorpaenidae family. Commonly called scorpionfishes; the family includes approximately 500 different species.

...reach adult size in approximately 2 years.

...can reduce the number of juvenile native fish on any given reef to approximately 79% in just 5 weeks. 

...females can lay eggs every four days. The eggs are distributed by the ocean currents. One ovary from a female contain 30,000 eggs
 
The Caribbean is a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands, and the surrounding coasts. The region is southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America. Wikipedia

Area1.063 million mi²

Population39.17 million (2009)

 

Lionfish do not have any natural predators in the Caribbean so it has become necessary for us to hunt and eat them or they will totally destroy our coral reefs.