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The Spiny Oyster, Spondylus spinosus, a well-established Indo-Pacific bivalve in the Eastern Mediterranean off Israel (Mollusca, Bivalvia, Spondylidae)
Mienis, H.K.; Galili, E.; Rapoport, J. (1993). The Spiny Oyster, Spondylus spinosus, a well-established Indo-Pacific bivalve in the Eastern Mediterranean off Israel (Mollusca, Bivalvia, Spondylidae). Zoology in the Middle East 9(1): 83-91. hdl.handle.net/10.1080/09397140.1993.10637650
In: Zoology in the Middle East. Taylor & Francis: London. ISSN 0939-7140, more
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Keywords
    Spondylus spinosus Schreibers, 1793 [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Lessepsian migration, Spondylus spinosus, taxonomy, nomenclature, polymorphism, habitat, predators

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  • Mienis, H.K.
  • Galili, E.
  • Rapoport, J.

Abstract
    Thriving populations of the Spiny Oyster Spondylus spinosus Schreibers, 1793, an Indo-Pacific bivalve, are reported from off the Mediterranean coast of Israel. The taxonomy and nomenclature of this new Lessepsian migrant are briefly discussed. The polymorphism of the Mediterranean specimens is discussed. Their habitat is described, and the epibionts and predators in the Mediterranean are enumerated.

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