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New Mediterranean Biodiversity Records (November 2018)

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MEHMET BAKİ YOKEŞ, VASILIS ANDREOU, RIGERS BAKIU, SARA BONANOMI, JUDITH CAMPS, GEORGE CHRISTIDIS, FABIO CROCETTA, IOANNIS GIOVOS, ANDREA GORI, TEA JURETIĆ, SELAHATTİN ÜNSAL KARHAN, STELIOS KATSANEVAKIS, ELENI KYTINOU, JOACHIM LANGENECK, LOVRENC LIPEJ, MARIA MAXIMIADI, NIKOLAS MICHAILIDIS, ELENI MITSOU, ARTEMIS NICOLAIDOU, SLAVICA PETOVIĆ, PATRICIA PRADO, ANDREU SANTÍN, KONSTANTINOS TENEKETZIS, IOANNIS THASITIS, VALENTINA TIRELLI, DOMEN TRKOV, ERION TROPLINI, KONSTANTINOS TSIAMIS, ANDREA VANNUCCI
MEHMET BAKİ YOKEŞ, VASILIS ANDREOU, RIGERS BAKIU, SARA BONANOMI, JUDITH CAMPS, GEORGE CHRISTIDIS, FABIO CROCETTA, IOANNIS GIOVOS, ANDREA GORI, TEA JURETIĆ, SELAHATTİN ÜNSAL KARHAN, STELIOS KATSANEVAKIS, ELENI KYTINOU, JOACHIM LANGENECK, LOVRENC LIPEJ, MARIA MAXIMIADI, NIKOLAS MICHAILIDIS, ELENI MITSOU, ARTEMIS NICOLAIDOU, SLAVICA PETOVIĆ, PATRICIA PRADO, ANDREU SANTÍN, KONSTANTINOS TENEKETZIS, IOANNIS THASITIS, VALENTINA TIRELLI, DOMEN TRKOV, ERION TROPLINI, KONSTANTINOS TSIAMIS, ANDREA VANNUCCI

Abstract


In the present article, new records are given for 18 species (6 native, 9 alien and 3 cryptogenic), belonging to 5 Phyla (i.e. Chlorophyta, Cnidaria, Annelida, Mollusca and Chordata), from 8 Mediterranean countries: Spain: A large population of Polycerella
emertoni reported from the Ebro Delta, the presence of Spinimuricea klavereni is confirmed for the first time in the Catalan coast; Italy: the new record of Cryptonome turcica extends its distribution to the western Mediterranean Sea, the findings of Mawia benovici constitute the southernmost record of this species in the Adriatic Sea; Slovenia: second record of the alien seaslug Cuthona perca in the Mediterranean Sea; Montenegro: Styela plicata communities were recorded in Boka Kotorska Bay; Albania: the native great torpedo ray Tetronarce nobiliana recorded for the first time in Albanian waters; Greece: first record of Lagocephalus sceleratus in the Greek side of the Adriatic, the records of Cassiopea andromeda and Pterois miles are first records of these species from the Ionian Sea, the colonial ascidians Aplidium coeruleum and Didemnum protectum are recorded for the first time in the Eastern Mediterranean, an extremely abundant population of Melibe viridis is found in Messolonghi lagoon, the record of Synchiropus sechellensis is the range expansion of this species in Greek Seas, Acetabularia caliculus is recorded for the first time from Greece; Cyprus: first records of Callionymus filamentosus and Haminoea cyanomarginata from the island; Turkey: the presence of Berthellina citrina in the Mediterranean is confirmed.


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