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Cylichna villersii, an Erythraean cephalaspideid snail (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia) in the eastern Mediterranean

  • Cesare Bogi (a1) and Bella S. Galil (a2)

Abstract

Cylichna villersii, a minute ‘bubble snail’ is newly recorded in the Mediterranean Sea from specimens recently collected along the Israeli coastline. The species, described and illustrated, matches the syntype collected in the Red Sea by Savigny. It is the eighth Erythraean alien cephalaspideid species recorded in the Levantine Basin. The recent collection of many living specimens in several continuously sampled locations attests to the speed of its establishment in the south-eastern Levant.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: B.S. Galil, National Institute of Oceanography, Israel Oceanography & Limnological Research, POB 8030, Haifa 31080, Israel email: bella@ocean.org.il

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Cylichna villersii, an Erythraean cephalaspideid snail (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia) in the eastern Mediterranean

  • Cesare Bogi (a1) and Bella S. Galil (a2)

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