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Abstract

The first Indo-West Pacific rock shrimp (Crustacea, Decapoda, Sicyoniidae) in the Mediterranean Sea.

Abstract

Sicyonia lancifer (Olivier, 1811), a widely distributed Indo-West Pacific rock shrimp, was recently collected off the Mediterranean coasts of Turkey and Israel. This is the first record of the species in the Mediterranean Sea. The species is illustrated, and differentiated from its native Mediterranean congener, S. carinata (Brünnich, 1768).