April 23, 2005
From: Binyamin Koretz
Here's a record of Chelidonura fulvipunctata in the Red Sea.
Locality: Eilat, Caves, Israel. Red Sea (Gulf of Eilat). Depth: 5 m. Length: 8 mm. 20 April 2005. sandy flat with occasional corals. Photographer: Binyamin and Shulamit Koretz.
I'm not sure whether it's been reported previously from here, although there are several published reports of this species in the Mediterranean (see http://www.ciesm.org/atlas/Chelidonurafulvipunctata.html ), where it's assumed to be a Lessepsian migrant, so this shouldn't be too surprising.
firstname.lastname@example.orgKoretz, B., 2005 (Apr 23) Chelidonura fulvipunctata from the Red Sea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/13596
Thanks for this record, which is a valuable new addition. Terry Gosliner (1987) records a single specimen from South Africa [Knysna Lagoon - between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth] which is the only record I know of from the western Indian Ocean. It certainly supports interpreting the Mediterranean records as Lessepian migration.
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