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Title: First record of Aplysia dactylomela Rang, 1828 (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in Libyan coastal waters
Author(s): Rizgalla, Jamila
Bron, James
Crocetta, Fabio
Shinn, Andrew
Almabruk, Sara
Keywords: Mediterranean Sea
invasive species
citizen science
social media
Issue Date: 29-Mar-2019
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.
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.
DOI Link: 10.3391/bir.2019.8.1.08
Rights: This is an open access article distributed under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (

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