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Table 1 Lionfish sightings details from divers who took the photographs in Fig. 3. Coordinates are best available estimates

From: A lionfish (Pterois miles) invasion has begun in the Mediterranean Sea

Photo Date Recorded by Method of detection Site Depth (m) Type of substrate Latitude (N) Longitude (E)
A 28.08.2014 Stathis Georgiou Freediving/Spearfishing Limassol Marina (external side of wave breakers) 15 Artificial hard 34°39.9′ 33°2.4′
B 08.10.2014 Tasos Charalambous Freediving/Spearfishing Near Ayia Napa port, Famagusta 09–10 Natural hard 34°58.8′ 34°0.3′
C 15.10.2014 Tasos Charalambous Freediving/Spearfishing 2 km from Ayia Napa port towards Cape Greco, Famagusta 10–11 Natural hard 34°58.4′ 34°1.8′
D 25.10.2014 George Vasiliou Freediving/Spearfishing Cape Kiti, Larnaca 42–43 Natural hard 34°49.6′ 33°38.4′
E 23.11.2014 Constantinos Afxentiou Freediving/Spearfishing Cape Kiti, Larnaca 10 Natural hard 34°48.7′ 33°36.3′
F 20.12.2014 Giannis Ioannou Freediving/Spearfishing Vasiliko Port (external side of wave breakers), Larnaca 5 Artificial hard 34°42.9′ 33°19.0′
G 28.03.2015 Andreas Makris Recreational scuba diving Alexandria Wreck, Larnaca 30 Wreck 34°53.6′ 33°39.2′
H 05.07.2015 George Pavlides Freediving/Spearfishing Akrotiri, Limassol 13 Natural hard 34°33.0′ 33°1.0′
I 07.07.2015 Vagelis Gavalas Recreational scuba diving Cyclops Caves, Protaras, Famagusta 13 Natural hard 34°59.1′ 34°4.6′
J 08.07.2015 Wolf Werner Recreational scuba diving Green Bay, Protaras, Famagusta 12 Natural hard 35°0.1′ 34°4.1′
K 10.07.2015 Maria Papanikola Recreational scuba diving Cape Greco, Famagusta 10 Natural hard 34°57.7′ 34°4.4′
L 16.07.2015 Wolf Werner Recreational scuba diving Cyclops Caves, Protaras, Famagusta 9 Natural hard 34°59.1′ 34°4.6′
M 18.07.2015 Elia Sotiris Freediving/Spearfishing Oil pipeline, near Larnaca port 16 Pipeline 34°56.2′ 33°39.0′
N 19.07.2015 Sotiroula Tsirponouri Recreational scuba diving Zenobia Wreck, Larnaca 20 Wreck 34°53.8′ 33°39.5′
O 21.07.2015 Vagelis Gavalas Recreational scuba diving Cyclops Caves, Protaras, Famagusta 12–14 Natural hard 34°59.1′ 34°4.6′
P 25.07.2015 Maria Papanikola Recreational scuba diving Xylofagou, Larnaca 14 Natural hard 34°56.7′ 33°50.2′
Q 05.08.2015 Wolf Werner Recreational scuba diving Cyclops Caves, Protaras, Famagusta 14 Natural hard 34°59.1′ 34°4.6′
R 07.08.2015 Wolf Werner Recreational scuba diving Konnos Bay, Protaras, Famagusta 12 Natural hard 34°59.3′ 34°4.7′
S 09.08.2015 Loizos Loizou Recreational scuba diving Zenobia Wreck, Larnaca 20 Wreck 34°53.8′ 33°39.5′
T 17.08.2015 Vagelis Gavalas Recreational scuba diving Green Bay, Protaras, Famagusta 03–04 Natural hard 35°0.1′ 34°4.1′
U 20.08.2015 Andreas Gkinos Freediving/Spearfishing Vasiliko Port (external side of wave breakers), Larnaca 14 Artificial hard 34°42.9′ 33°19.0′
V 29.08.2015 Wolf Werner Recreational scuba diving Zenovia wreck, Larnaca 20–22 Wreck 34°53.8′ 33°39.5′
W 08.09.2015 Vagelis Gavalas Recreational scuba diving Cyclops Caves, Protaras, Famagusta 14 Natural hard 34°59.1′ 34°4.6′
X 21.09.2015 Royce Hatch Recreational scuba diving Cyclops Caves, Protaras, Famagusta 15 Narural hard 34°59.1′ 34°4.6′