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Epistomaroides punctatus (Said, 1949) - a new alien foraminifera found at Akhziv - Rosh HaNikra, northern Israel, eastern Mediterranean Sea

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A. ALMOGI-LABIN, O. HYAMS-KAPHZAN
A. ALMOGI-LABIN, O. HYAMS-KAPHZAN

Abstract


The alien benthic foraminifera Epistomaroides punctatus (Said) is reported for the first time from the northern part of the
Israeli coast. Three living specimens were collected in April 2005, at the vermetid reefs of Akhziv - Rosh HaNikra. Epistomaroides
punctatus has so far only been reported from the Indo-Pacific realm; thus, it is suggested to be a Lessepsian invader.

Keywords


Epistomaroides punctatus, Foraminifera, alien species, Northern Israeli coast, eastern Mediterranean.

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