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

Gonulal O., Lubinevsky H., Galil B. S.

BIOINVASIONS RECORDS, vol.5, no.1, pp.39-42, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3391/bir.2016.5.1.07
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.39-42
  • Keywords: Sicyonia lancifer, Erythraean alien, Mediterranean, Suez Canal, CHAMPSODON-NUDIVITTIS OGILBY, TYLERIUS-SPINOSISSIMUS, 1895 PERCIFORMES, RECORD
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


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 (Brunnich, 1768).