Lionfish, a Potential Marine Invader (image) National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (UK) Caption Native to the Indian Ocean, lionfish have the potential to overwhelm local populations. Pictured here in the Red Sea, lionfish have destroyed coral reef habitats in the Caribbean. They are a potential threat to the biodiversity of the Galapagos. Credit Ken Collins, National Oceanography Centre Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.