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Lionfish length-frequency data

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.2366v1/supp-1

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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Eric G Johnson conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables.

Mary Katherine Swenarton conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Animal Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

All lionfish used in this study were handled in strict accordance with a UNF IACUC protocol (IACUC#13-004) and tissues of opportunity waivers approved by the University of North Florida. UNF IACUC defines tissues of opportunity as samples collected: (1) during the course of another project with an approved IACUC protocol from another institution; (2) during normal veterinary care by appropriately permitted facilities; or (3) from free-ranging animals by appropriately permitted facilities. Lionfish removals are encouraged by the State of Florida and sample collection locations did not require any specific permissions. No endangered or protected species were harmed during the course of this study.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The raw data has been supplied as a supplementary file.


Funding for this work was provided from the University of North Florida Dean's Leadership Council, West Marine - Marine Conservation Grant Program, National Science Foundation (OCE-1156659), UNF Academic Affairs Faculty Development Grant Program, UNF Coastal Biology Program, UNF Department of Biology and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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