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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

  • Halldis Ringvold (a1), Tamara A. Shiganova (a2), K. Emily Knott (a3) and Bella S. Galil (a4)


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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Correspondence should be addressed to: B.S. Galil, National Institute of Oceanography, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research, Haifa, Israel email:


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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

  • Halldis Ringvold (a1), Tamara A. Shiganova (a2), K. Emily Knott (a3) and Bella S. Galil (a4)


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