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First record of Beroe gracilis Künne, 1939 (Ctenophora: Beroida: Beroidae) from Norway, found in a Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz, 1865 bloom

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  04 May 2015

Halldis Ringvold
Sea Snack Norway, Bergen, Norway
Tamara A. Shiganova
P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia
K. Emily Knott
University of Jyvaskyla, Department of Biological and Environmental Science, Jyvaskyla, Finland
Bella S. Galil*
National Institute of Oceanography, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research, Haifa, Israel
Correspondence should be addressed to: B.S. Galil, National Institute of Oceanography, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research, Haifa, Israel email:
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In September 2014 an unusual mixture of ctenophores was recorded at Arboretet, south-western Norway and at Flødevigen, near Arendal on the south coast of Norway. In addition to the invasive American lobate ctenophore, Mnemiopsis leidyi, the common northern lobate ctenophore Bolinopsis infundibulum and the cydippid Pleurobrachia pileus, two beroid ctenophores, were noted – Beroe cucumis and Beroe gracilis. The latter species had not been documented before in Norwegian waters.

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