Melibe viridis((Kelaart, 1858))


Details
Author:
(Kelaart, 1858)
Ecofunctional Group:
Demersal Mollusca
Origin:
Indo-Pacific
First Mediterranean Sighting:
1970
First Mediterranean Ciatation:
Tom, 1976: Israel
Invasive Characteristic:
Yes
Donor Area:
--
Pathway/Vector:
shipping/ballasts, ,
Establishement/Success:
invasive
Photo
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Synonyms
Melibe Fimbriata, ? Melibe bucephala, ? Melibe rangi,
Taxonomy
Kingdom : Animalia, Phylum : Mollusca, Class : Gastropoda, Order : Nudibranchia, Family : Tethydidae,
Distribution
Country Regional Sea First Area Sighting Area Success Type MSFD First Area Citation contribution latitude longitude
Greece Aegean Sea 1994 established East Mediterranean Koutsoubas & Cinelli, 1997
Greece Ionian Sea 1970 established Central Mediterranean Thompson & Crampton, 1984
Croatia Adriatic 2001 established Adriatic Despalatovic et al., 2002
Israel Levantine 2008 established East Mediterranean Mienis, 2010
Italy Ionian Sea 1999 established Central Mediterranean Carriglio et al., 2004
Italy Tyrrhenian 2007 established West Mediterranean Doneddu & Trainito, 2008
Malta unknown 2008 unknown Central Mediterranean Borg et al., 2009
Montenegro Adriatic 2003 unknown Adriatic Jancic, 2004
Tunisia unknown 1982 established Central Mediterranean Cattaneo Vietti et al., 1990
Turkey Levantine 1997 established East Mediterranean Yokes & Rudman, 2004
Cyprus Levantine 2001 established East Mediterranean Sanchez Villarejo, 2007

Distribution Map
Literature
  • Despalatovic et al., 2002. First record of the Indo-Pacific gastropod Melibe fimbriata in th Adriatic Sea. JMBA, UK, 82: 923-924., ( ADRIHRVADR-L1916 )
  • Jancic, G., 2004 (Feb 26) Melibe from the Adriatic. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find.cfm?id=12280, ( ADRIMONADR-L1924 )
  • Thompson T.E. & Crampton D.M., 1984. Biology of Melibe fimbriata, a conspicuous opistobranch mollusc of the Indian Ocean, which has now invaded the Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 50: 113-121., ( CMEDGRCION-L1919 )
  • Carriglio D., Fanelli G. & Rubino F., 2004. First recod of the alien gastropod Melibe fimbriata (Opisthobranchia: Tethyidae) in the Taranto seas (Mediterranean Sea. JMBA, UK, 84: 1067-1068., ( CMEDITAION-L1921 )
  • Borg, J.A.; Evans, J. & Schembri, P.J. , 2009. Occurrence of the alien nudibranch Melibe viridis (Kelaart, 1858) (Opisthobranchia, Tethydidae), in the Maltese Islands. Mediterranean Marine Science 10 (1): 131-136, ( CMEDMLTUNK-L1923 )
  • Cattaneo-Vietti R, Chemello R, Giannuzzi-Savelli R., 1990. Atlas of Mediterranean nudibranchs. La Conchiglia, Roma 264, ( CMEDTUNUNK-L1925 )
  • Sanchez Villarejo, F., 2007. Melibe 'fimbriata' from Cyprus. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find.cfm?id=20207, ( EMEDCYPLEV-L1917 )
  • Koutsoubas, D. & Cinelli, F., 1997. Indo-Pacific origin gastropod species in the Aegean Sea. Melibe fimbriata Alder & Hancock, 1864 a new invader. Bollettino Malacologico, 32(1-4): 1-6., ( EMEDGRCAEG-L1918 )
  • Mienis, 2010. Monitoring the invasion of the eastern Mediterranean by Lessepsian and other Indo-Pacific Species. Haasiana 5: 66-68, ( EMEDISRLEV-L1920 )
  • Yokes, B. and Rudman, W. B., 2004. Lessepsian opisthobranchs from southwestern coast of Turkey; five new records for Mediterranean. Rapport de la Commission Internationale Exploration de la Mer Mediterranee, 37: 557 Turk, T., 2007 (Nov 26) Sea slug specie, ( EMEDTURLEV-L1926 )