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Abstract

First record of Gari pallida (Deshayes, 1855) (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Psammobiidae) in the Mediterranean Sea.

Abstract

A live specimen of Gari pallida was collected in June 2017 off Palmahim, on the Mediterranean coast of Israel. This is the first record of the species, previously known from the tropical western Pacific to the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea, in the Mediterranean Sea, and the second Erythraean alien psammobiid bivalve. It is differentiated from congeners recorded from the eastern Mediterranean.