Chromodoris annulata from Mediterranean coast of Israel

October 5, 2009
From: Yoav Lavi

Hello,
The nudi in the attached picture was spotted on thursday 1 October 2009 near Caesarea, on the mediterranean coast of Israel.

Locality: Caesarea, 6 meters, israel, mediterranean, 01 October 2009. Length: 70 mm. Photographer: Yoav Lavi.

Yoav Lavi

dr.yoav.lavi@gmail.com

Lavi, Y., 2009 (Oct 5) Chromodoris annulata from Mediterranean coast of Israel. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/22678

Dear Yoav,

Thanks for this interesting record of Chromodoris annulata. Although not listed on the  CIESM Atlas of Exotic Species in the Mediterranean Sea  there are recent records of this species from both Greece and Turkey, which combined with your find from the mediterranean coast of Israel, suggests this is almost certainly a Lessepsian migrant to the Mediterranean from the Red Sea.

  • Daskos A. & Zenetos, A. (2007) Additions to the knowledge of alien Opisthobranchia of Greece. Aquatic Invasions 2(3): 258-260
  • Gokoglu, M. and Ozgur, E. (2008) First report of Chromodoris annulata Eliot, 1904 (Mollusca, Opisthobranchia, Chromodorididae) on the Levantine coast of Turkey, Eastern Mediterranean. Aquatic Invasions 3(4): 435-437

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2009 (Oct 5). Comment on Chromodoris annulata from Mediterranean coast of Israel by Yoav Lavi. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/22678

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