Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Two alien venerid bivalves from the Eastern Mediterranean

  • J.J. van Aartsen (a1), B. Galil (a2) and C. Bogi (a3)

Abstract

We report the first record in the Mediterranean Sea of the minute Indo-Pacific venerid bivalve Costellipitar chordatum. The species has recently established a small population off the central coast of Israel. Numerous live specimens of Gouldiopa consternans, at several locations off the Israeli coast, confirm the presence of a fast growing population. This is the first record of the species from Israel, following a recent report from Turkey.

Copyright

Corresponding author

Correspondence should be addressed to: B. Galil, National institute of Oceanography, Israel Oceanography & Limnological Research, P.O. Box 8030, Haifa 31080, Israel email: bella@ocean.org.il

References

Hide All
Adams, H. and Adams, A. (1853–1854) The genera of recent Mollusca, arranged according to their organization. Vol. 1. London: John Van Voorst, pp. 484.
Adams, A. and Reeve, L.A. (1850) Mollusca. In Adams, A. (ed.) The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Samarang; under the command of Captain Sir Edward Belcher during the years 1843–1846. London: Reeve and Benham, Mollusca: X + 87 pp.
Albayrak, S. (2001) Prosobranch gastropods of the Imbros Island (NE Aegean Sea). Acta Adriatica 42, 3542.
Albayrak, S. (2010) Distribution of alien bivalve species in the soft bottom of Iskenderun Bay (Turkey, NE Levantine Sea). Cahiers de Biologie Marine 51, 4553.
Albayrak, S. (2011) Alien marine bivalve species reported from Turkish seas. Cahiers de Biologie Marine 52, 107118.
Bascheri, M.C. (1965) Essai d'acclimatation du clam Venus mercenaria en milieu lagunaire mediterraneen (note preliminaire). Rapports et Proces-Verbaux des Reunions, Commission Internationale pour l'Exploration Scientifique de la mer Mediterranee 18, 70.
Ben Souissi, J., El Menif, N.T., Mahjoub, M.S., Mejri, H., Quignard, J.P., Capape, C. and Zaouali, J. (2005) On the recent occurrence of marine exotic species in the Tunisian waters. In Özhan, E. (ed.) Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment, 25–29 October, Kusadasi, Turkey Ankara: MEDCOAST, pp. 529540.
Bernard, F.R., Cai, Y.Y. and Morton, B. (1993) Catalogue of the living marine bivalve molluscs of China. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 121 pp.
Bini, G. (1983) Immissione antropica di molluschi esotici nel Mediterraneo. Studi per l'Ecologia del Quaternario Firenze, 5, 113125.
Bitar, G. and Kouli-Bitar, S. (1999) Invertaire des mollusques marins benthiques du Liban et remarques biogéographiques sur quelques espèces nouvellement signalées. Mésogée 56, 3744.
Bodoy, A., Maitre-Allain, T. and Riva, A. (1981) Croissance comparee de la palourde europeenne Ruditapes decussatus et de la palourde japonaise Ruditapes philippinarum dans un ecosysteme artificiel Mediterraneen. Vie Marine 2, 3951.
Bogi, C. and Galil, B.S. (1999) New findings along the Israeli coast. La Conchiglia 31, 2229, 63.
Cesari, P. and Pelizzato, M. (1985) Molluschi pervenuti in Laguna di Venezia per apporti volontari o casuali. Acclimazione di Saccostrea commercialis (Iredale & Roughely, 1933) e di Tapes philippinarum (Adams & Reeve, 1850). Bollettino Malacologico 21, 237274.
Chen, J., Li, Q., Kong, L. and Zheng, X. (2011). Molecular phylogeny of venus clams (Mollusca, Bivalvia, Veneridae) with emphasis on the systematic position of taxa along the coast of mainland China. Zoologica Scripta 40, 260271.
Dekker, H. and Orlin, Z. (2000) Check-list of Red Sea Mollusca. Spirula 47(Suppl.), 146.
de Lamarck, J.B. (1818) Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Vol. 5. Paris: Detervielle & Chez l'auteur, 612 pp.
Engl, W. and Çeviker, D. (1999) New migrant species from southeast Turkey Psammotreta praerupta (Salisbury, 1934) and Antigona lamellaris Schumacher, 1817. La Conchiglia 31, 1720.
Enzenross, L., Enzenross, R. and Niederhöfer, H.J. (1990) Wissenschaflich interssante Funde aus der Sammlung Enzenross (marine Invertebraten). Jahreshefte der Gesellschaftten fuer Naturkunde in Wuerttemberg 145, 283294.
Gmelin, J.F. (1791) Caroli a Linné. Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes. Editio decima tenia, aucta, reformata. Cura Jo. Frid. Gmelin. Tomus I, pars VI. Vermes testacea. Leipzig: Impensis Georg Emanuel Beer, pp. 30214120.
Gray, J.E. (1825). A list and description of some species of shells not taken notice of by Lamarck. Annals of Philosophy 9, 134140, 407–415.
Gray, J.E. (1838). Catalogue of the species of the genus Cytherea, of Lamarck, with the description of some new genera and species. Analyst; a Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, Natural History, and the Fine Arts 8, 302309.
Haas, G. (1948) Sur l'immigration de mollusques Indo-Pacifique dans les eaux côtières de la Palestine. Journal de Conchyliologie 88, 141144.
Habe, T. (1951) Genera of Japanese shells. Pelecypoda 2. Kyoto: Kairui-Bumken-Kankokai, 97186 pp. [in Japanese].
Habe, T. (1977) Systematics of Mollusca in Japan. Bivalvia and Scaphopoda I-XIII, 3–373 [in Japanese]. Tokyo: Hokuryukan.
Hoenselaar, H.J. and Dekker, H. (1998) Molluscs of the Great Bitter Lake, Suez Canal, Egypt, collected by C. Beets in 1950. Basteria 62, 197214.
Huber, M. (2010) Compendium of bivalves. Germany: ConchBooks, 901 pp.
Iredale, T. (1924) Results from Roy Bell's molluscan collections. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 49, 179278.
Issel, A. (1869) Malacologia del Mar Rosso. Pisa: Ed. della Biblioteca Malacologica, 387 pp.
Kellner, L. (2003) First record of Paphia textile (Gmelin, 1791) (Bivalvia, Veneridae) in the northern Adriatic Sea. Club Conchylia Informationen 35, 1920.
Kucheruk, N.V. and Basin, A.B. (1999) Lessepsian migrant Strombus persicus bottom community – new one for eastern Mediterranean. In Balopoulos E. Th., Iona A. and Sakellariou D. (eds) Abstracts of the International Conference on Oceanography of the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea. Similarities and differences of two interconnected basins. Athens, 23–26 February 1999. Athens: HCMR, 244 pp.
Lakkis, S. and Novel-Lakkis, V. (2005) Benthic populations diversity of soft substratum along the Lebanese coast (Levantine basin, eastern Mediterranean). In MEDCORE International Conference, Firenze 10–14 November 2005. Available at: www.medcore.unifi.it/conference.
Lindner, G. (1987) Interessante Schneckenfunde an der südtürkischen Mittelmeerkuste (Reisemitbringsel der Familie Schmidt, Feldkirchen). Club Conchylia Informationen 19, 3243.
Linnaeus, C. (1758) Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. Holmiae, Impensis Direct. Stockholm: Laurentius Salvius, 824 pp.
Mienis, H.K. (1999) On the presence of the Indo-Pacific bivalve Gafrarium pectinatum (Linne 1758) along the Mediterranean coast of Israel. Club Conchylia Informationen 31, 37.
Mienis, H.K. (2000) Additional finds of an Indo-Pacific bivalve species: Circenita callipyga, on the Mediterranean coast of Israel. Triton 1, 67.
Mienis, H.K. (2004) New data concerning the presence of Lessepsian and other Indo-Pacific migrants among the mollusks in the Mediterranean Sea with emphasize on the situation in Israel. In Őztűrk, B. and Salman, A. (eds) Proceedings 1st National Malacology Congress, 1–3 September 2004, Izmir. Turkish Journal of Aquatic Life 2, 117131.
Moazzo, P.G. (1939) Mollusques testaces marins du Canal de Suez. Mèmoires de l'Istitut d'Egypte 38, 1283.
Oliver, P.G. and Zuschin, M. (2000) Addition to the bivalve fauna of the Red Sea with descriptions of new species of Limopsidae, Tellinidae and Semelidae. Journal of Conchology 37, 1737.
Oliver, P.G. and Zuschin, M. (2001) Minute Veneridae and Kelliellidae from the Red and Arabian Seas with a redescription of Kellia miliacea Issel, 1869. Journal of Conchology 37, 213230.
Ovalis, P. and Mifsud, C. (2013) Another alien Lessepsian Bivalve in the Eastern Mediterranean. Triton 27, 9.
Rafinesque, C.S. (1815) Analyse de la nature, ou Tableau de l'univers et des corps organisées. Palermo: Barraveccia, 224 pp.
Römer, E. (1860) Description of new species of the genera Dosinia and Cyclina from the collection of Hugh Cuming, Esq. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 28, 117126.
Römer, E. (1867) Monographie der Molluskengattung Venus, Linné. I. Band. Cassel: Theodor Fischer, pp. 67126.
Römer, E. (1869) Monographie der Molluskengattung Venus, Linnè. I. Band. Subgenus Cytherea Lamarck. Cassel: Verlag von Theodore Fischer, pp. 173221.
Schumacher, C.F. (1817) Essai d'un nouveau système des habitations des vers testacés. Copenhagen: Schultz, 287 pp.
Tillier, L. and Bavay, A. (1905) Les mollusques testacés du Canal de Suez. Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France 30, 170181.
Von Born, I. (1778) Index rerum naturalium Musei Caesarei Vindobonensis. Pars I. Testacea. Vindobonae, Vienna: J.P. Krauss, 458 pp.
Zenetos, A., Konstantinou, F. and Konstantinou, G. (2009) Towards homogenization of the Levantine alien biota: additions to the alien molluscan fauna along the Cypriot coast. Marine Biodiversity Records 2, e156.
Zuschin, M. and Hohenegger, J. (1998) Subtropical coral-reef associated sedimentary facies charaterized by molluscs (northern bay of Safaga, Red Sea, Egypt). Facies 38, 229254.
Zuschin, M. and Oliver, P.G. (2003) Bivalves and bivalve habitats in the northern Red Sea. The Northern Bay of Safaga (Red Sea, Egypt): an acutopaleontological approach. VI. Bivalvia. Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien, pp. 1304.

Keywords

Two alien venerid bivalves from the Eastern Mediterranean

  • J.J. van Aartsen (a1), B. Galil (a2) and C. Bogi (a3)

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed