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The phylum Sipuncula in the eastern Mediterranean: composition, ecology, zoogeography
Murina, G.V.V.; Pancucci-Papadopoulou, M.A.; Zenetos, A. (1999). The phylum Sipuncula in the eastern Mediterranean: composition, ecology, zoogeography. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 79(5): 821-830
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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  • Murina, G.V.V.
  • Pancucci-Papadopoulou, M.A.
  • Zenetos, A.

    The bibliography concerning the Mediterranean Sipuncula is reviewed, particularly that from the eastern Mediterranean. Additional data are provided from macrobenthic samples collected between 1974 and 1997 in the Hellenic waters. A total of 17 species are recorded, five of which (Sipunculus norvegicus, Golfingia elongata, Nephasoma lilljeborgi, Thysanocardia catharinae and Aspidosiphon (Akrikos) mexicanus) are reported for the first time in Hellenic waters. Three more species (Onchnesoma squamatum squamatum, Aspidosiphon (Aspidosiphon) elegans, Apionsoma (Apionsoma) trichocephalus) which are found exclusively in the extreme eastern basin (Israel, Egypt) raises the number of eastern Mediterranean Sipuncula species to twenty.

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