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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3391/bir.2016.5.1.07
  • Title of Journal : BIOINVASIONS RECORDS
  • Page Numbers: pp.39-42


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).