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New records on the opisthobranch fauna of the Greek seas

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 April 2009

D. Poursanidis*
Affiliation:
University of the Aegean, Department of Marine Science, 81100, Mytiline, Greece
J. Issaris
Affiliation:
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biological Resources, Anavissos GR 19013, Attica, Greece
V. Gerovasileiou
Affiliation:
University of the Aegean, Department of Marine Science, 81100, Mytiline, Greece
A. Zenetos
Affiliation:
University of the Aegean, Department of Marine Science, 81100, Mytiline, Greece
*
Correspondence should be addressed to: D. Poursanidis, University of the Aegean, Department of Marine Science, 81100, Mytiline, Greece email: dpoursanidis@gmail.com
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Abstract

Five opisthobranch species (Pleurobranchus testudinarius, Caloria elegans, Dondice banyulensis, Janolus cristatus and Flabellina babai) unrecorded up-to-date in the Greek seas along with Scyllaea pelagica and Notarchus punctatus species reported after more than a century from their first finding in the Mediterranean (southern Aegean—Milos and Serifos Islands) by Forbes (1844), and zoogeographical and ecological details, are presented in this study. Scyllaea pelagica, N. punctatus and F. babai seem to have a narrow distribution in Greek waters while the rest of the species seem well established similar to what has been reported from other seas in the western Mediterranean or the Atlantic.

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Copyright © Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 2009

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