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First record of Leptogorgia sarmentosa (Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae) from the eastern Mediterranean Sea

  • Dimitris Vafidis (a1)


The occurrence of the gorgonian Leptogorgia sarmentosa in the Aegean Sea (Naxos Island) is confirmed for the first time. It is illustrated and its distribution in the Mediterranean Sea is presented. This finding extends the known geographical distribution of this species in the eastern Mediterranean (east of 21°).


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Correspondence should be addressed to: D. Vafidis, University of Thessaly, School of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment, Nea Ionia, Magnesia, Greece email:


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First record of Leptogorgia sarmentosa (Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae) from the eastern Mediterranean Sea

  • Dimitris Vafidis (a1)


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