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Abstract

New records of alien and cryptogenic marine bryozoan, mollusc, and tunicate species in Libya.

Abstract

New records of alien and cryptogenic invertebrate marine species in Libya are reported here based on field surveys conducted from June to November 2018, in a shallow bay next to the city of Tripoli. Those identified here include the cerithiid gastropod Cerithium scabridum Philippi, 1848, the goniodoridid sea slug Okenia longiductis Pola, Paz-Sedano, Macali, Minchin, Marchini, Vitale, Licchelli and Crocetta, 2019, the "spaghetti bryozoan" Amathia verticillata (delle Chiaje, 1822), and the ascidian Symplegma brakenhielmi (Michaelsen, 1904).