Rhopilema nomadica(Galil, Spannier & Ferguson, 1990)

Galil, Spannier & Ferguson, 1990
Ecofunctional Group:
Red Sea
First Mediterranean Sighting:
First Mediterranean Ciatation:
Galil, 1999: Israel
Invasive Characteristic:
Donor Area:
Corridor: Suez Canal, ,
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Kingdom : Animalia, Phylum : Cnidaria, Class : Scyphozoa, Order : Rhizostomeae, Family : Rhizostomatidae,
Country Regional Sea First Area Sighting Area Success Type MSFD First Area Citation contribution latitude longitude
Egypt Levantine 1988 unknown East Mediterranean source not verified
Greece Ionian Sea 2006 established Central Mediterranean Siokou-Frangou et al., 2006
Israel Levantine 1976 established East Mediterranean Galil et al., 1990
Lebanon Levantine 1988 established East Mediterranean Lakkis & Zeidane, 1991
Malta unknown 2004 casual Central Mediterranean Deidun et al., 2011b
Syria Levantine 1991 established East Mediterranean Lotan et al., 1994
Turkey Aegean Sea 1998 casual East Mediterranean Galil & Zenetos, 2002
Turkey Levantine 1995 established East Mediterranean Kideys & Gucu, 1995
Cyprus Levantine 1995 established East Mediterranean Galil, 2006

Distribution Map
  • Siokou-Frangou I, Sarantakos K, Christou ED, 2006. First record of the scyphomedusa Rhopilema nomadica Galil, 1990 (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa: Rhizostomeae) in Greece. Aquatic invasions, 1: 194-195., ( CMEDGRCION-L2731 )
  • Deidun et al, 2011.The westernmost record of Rhopilema nomadica (Galil, 1990) in the Mediterranean – off the Maltese Islands. Aquatic Invasions (2011) Volume 6, Supplement 1: S99–S103, ( CMEDMLTUNK-L2734 )
  • Galil, B.S., 2006. The marine caravan – the Suez Canal and the Erythrean invasion. p. 207-300. In: Bridging divides: maritime canals as invasion corridors, S. Gollasch, B.S. Galil, & A.N. Cohen (Eds) (Monographiae Biologicae 83), Berlin, Springer Verlag., ( EMEDCYPLEV-L2729 )
  • Galil BS, Spanier E & Ferguson WW., 1990. The Scyphomedusae of the Mediterranean coast of Israel, including two Lessepsian migrants new to the Mediterranean. Zoologische Mededelingen 64: 95-105., ( EMEDISRLEV-L2732 )
  • Lakkis S, Zeidane R., 1991. Jellyfish swarm along the Lebanese coast (Abstract) Lebanese Association for the Advancementof Science 11th Science Meeting American University of Beirut, ( EMEDLBNLEV-L2733 )
  • Galil B.S. & Zenetos A., 2002. A sea change. Exotics in the Eastern Mediterranean. In: Leppakoski E, Gollasch S and Olenin S (eds) Invasive aquatic species of Europe:distriution, impacts, and management, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp 325-336, ( EMEDTURAEG-L2736 )
  • Kideys, A. E. & Gucu, A. C., 1995. Rhopilema nomadica: A poisonous indo-pacific scyphomedusan new to the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Israel Journal of Zoology, 41: 615-617 Ozturk & Isinibilir 2010. J. Black Sea/Mediterranean Environment Vol. 16(2): 1, ( EMEDTURLEV-L2737 )