The allochthonous lion fish Pterois miles is exhibited for the first time in a Mediterranean public Aquarium, that of the Hydrobiological Station of Rhodes (HSR), Rhodes Isl., Greece. An alive individual was caught with trammel nets on January 2016 at the shallow waters of Faliraki coastal area by the professional fisherman Mr Savvas Vagianos.
«Hydrobiological Station of Rhodes» (H.S.R.) operates as an Aquarium-Museum and a research unit of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (H.C.M.R.). In its premises the research for the conservation of the environment is combined with educational activities for the benefit of scientific knowledge and its dissemination to the public. Since the 80’s H.S.R. is intensively