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First record of Leucothea multicornis (Ctenophora: Lobata: Leucothidae) in the eastern Mediterranean

  • Bella S. Galil (a1), Shevy B.S. Rothman (a2), Roy Gevili (a3) and Tamara Shiganova (a4)

Abstract

The warty comb jelly, Leucothea multicornis, was noted off the Mediterranean coast of Israel in May and June 2014. Though recorded multiple times in the western and central Mediterranean Sea, this is the first record of the species from the eastern basin. The transient localized blooms and longer-term persistent increases in native and alien ctenophore abundance indicate changes in the structure and function of the Levantine ecosystem.

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

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First record of Leucothea multicornis (Ctenophora: Lobata: Leucothidae) in the eastern Mediterranean

  • Bella S. Galil (a1), Shevy B.S. Rothman (a2), Roy Gevili (a3) and Tamara Shiganova (a4)

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