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A new record of a pandeid medusa from Eilat

Dr. Bella Galil, Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research 2.4.2012

A specimen of Larsonia pterophylla (Haeckel, 1879) was photographed by Keren Levy in shallow waters off Hof Almog, Eilat.
This is a widespread species with most records being from the western tropical Atlantic.
However, it is also known from western Africa and Japan.
It has never been reported from the Red Sea and may have arrived with ballast waters according to Prof. Peter Schuchert of the Museum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland.

Larsonia pterophylla jellyfish

 
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