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Further additions to the alien mollusc fauna along the Cypriot coast: new Opisthobranchia species
Tsiakkiros, L.; Zenetos, A. (2011). Further additions to the alien mollusc fauna along the Cypriot coast: new Opisthobranchia species. Acta Adriat. 52(1): 115-124
In: Acta Adriatica. Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries: Split. ISSN 0001-5113, more
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Keywords
    Chelidonura fulvipunctata Baba, 1938 [WoRMS]; Chromodoris annulata Eliot, 1904 [WoRMS]; Flabellina rubrolineata (O'Donoghue, 1929) [WoRMS]; Hypselodoris infucata (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830) [WoRMS]; Melibe viridis (Kelaart, 1858) [WoRMS]; Opisthobranchia [WoRMS]; MED, Cyprus [Marine Regions]; Marine
Author keywords
    Alien Opisthobranchia; Chelidonura fulvipunctata

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  • Tsiakkiros, L.
  • Zenetos, A., more

Abstract
    The finding of some alien Opisthobranchia previously unknown from Cyprus confirms that Indo-Pacific alien species are spreading at an increasing rate in the Levantine Sea. This work reports on the occurrence of four new alien species recorded in the form of images that have been taken over a period spanning more than 8 years. These are Chelidonura fulvipunctata, Chromodoris annulata, Flabellina rubrolineata and Hypselodoris infucata. In addition, finding of Melibe viridis, which was considered hitherto as casual, confirm its establishment success around Cyprus. Chromodoris annulata, a recent invader in the Mediterranean and little known from the Levantine basin, is currently well established on the Cypriot coast.

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