Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

First occurrence of Erugosquilla massavensis (Kossmann, 1880) in Italian waters (Ionian Sea).

Abstract

The Red Sea stomatopod Erugosquilla massavensis was detected for the first time in Italian waters, along the eastern coast of Sicily, in the western Ionian Sea. This finding suggests that a further population expansion, from the Tunisian coasts to a wider area within the central Mediterranean, of one of the most successful Lessepsian migrants is ongoing.