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Phalium bisulcatum: does it occur in the Red Sea?
Mienis, H.K. (2003). Phalium bisulcatum: does it occur in the Red Sea? Triton 7: 7
In: Triton: Journal of the Israel Malacological Society. Israel Malacological Society: Rehovot. ISSN 1565-1916, more
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  • Mienis, H.K.

    Two records of Phalium (Semicassis) bisulcatum bisulcatum forma japonica are known from the Red Sea. It is very similar in shell characters to Phalium faurotis, a fairly common species in the Eritrean region. Since the two species are easily mixed up, characters have been enumerated how to distinguish faurotis from bisulcatum. Since larvae from the population of Phalium bisulcatum bisulcatum living in the Gulf of Aden may enter the Red Sea through the Bab el Mandeb, it may be expected to be present in the southern Red Sea.

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