Funding for this research was provided by:
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (DGE-1315138 and DGE-182473)
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Received: 16 August 2019
Accepted: 22 January 2020
First Online: 4 February 2020
: The authors declare no competing interests. Lionfish collection protocols were conducted in accordance to guidelines set by the University of Florida Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (UF IACUC Protocol #201810225). Divers who reported lionfish ulcerations or who collected lionfish during tournaments and/or monthly sampling events were informed and consented to information about their catch and effort being used for research purposes.