Lionfish Genes Studied for Clues to Invasive Prowess (image) North Carolina State University Share Print E-Mail Caption The red lionfish (P. volitans) is a voracious predator in the Atlantic Ocean but furtive in its native Pacific. A new study shows evidence of rapid evolution when it arrived in the Atlantic. Credit Photo by Michael Gäbler published under a Creative Commons license. Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail 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.