Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Finella pupoides Adams A., 1860 (Gastropoda, Scaliolidae) - a population explosion underway, Mediterranean Sea.

Abstract

The alien Erythraean gastropod Finella pupoides has been recorded at low abundance in the Eastern Mediterranean for over half a century. Recently, its populations along the southeastern Levantine coastline have grown extremely abundant. Samples collected by Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research surveys during 2010-2011 off the coast of Israel contained up to 3300 ind/m2.