Not so rare: Plocamopherus ocellatus (Nudibranchia, Polyceridae) in the Eastern Mediterranean
Published online by Cambridge University Press: 02 October 2015
Plocamopherus ocellatus, a conspicuous but very rare Erythraean nudibranch, was first collected in the Mediterranean Sea off the Israeli coast in 1977, but no additional observations from Israeli waters were recorded in the scientific literature. Biodiversity assessment surveys of the hard bottom biota off the Mediterranean coast of Israel and sightings by recreational divers/underwater photographers in the past dozen years seem to support the presence of a local self-sustaining population off the Israeli coast.
- Research Article
- Marine Biodiversity Records , Volume 8 , 2015 , e144
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