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First record of Aplysia dactylomela Rang, 1828 (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in Libyan coastal waters

Citation
Rizgalla J, Bron J, Crocetta F, Shinn A & Almabruk S (2019) First record of Aplysia dactylomela Rang, 1828 (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in Libyan coastal waters. BioInvasions Records, 8 (1), pp. 80-86. https://doi.org/10.3391/bir.2019.8.1.08

Abstract
The spotted sea hare Aplysia dactylomela Rang, 1828 is reported from four locations in Libyan coastal waters. The direct observation reported here resulted from a field survey of sea snails in the coastal environs of Tripoli, to the west of the country, while the remaining records result from postings made on the Facebook (TM) social media website, made by recreational spear-fishermen who took images and filmed specimens at Abo Fatma beach and Misrata, to the west of the country, and also at sites close to Benghazi and Al Hamamah, to the east of the country. This is the first record of A. dactylomela in Libyan waters.

Keywords
Mediterranean Sea; Heterobranchia; invasive species; citizen science; social media

Journal
BioInvasions Records: Volume 8, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Author(s)Rizgalla, Jamila; Bron, James; Crocetta, Fabio; Shinn, Andrew; Almabruk, Sara
Publication date29/03/2019
Publication date online28/01/2019
Date accepted by journal20/12/2018
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/29514
ISSN2242-1300
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