FİRST RECORD OF MARİVAGİA STELLATA GALİL AND GERSHWİN, 2010 (SCYPHOZOA: RHİZOSTOMEAE: CEPHEİDAE) FROM THE LEBANESE WATERS İN THE EASTERN MEDİTERRANEAN SEA

First record of Marivagia stellata Galil and Gershwin, 2010 (Scyphozoa: Rhizostomeae: Cepheidae) from the Lebanese waters in the eastern Mediterranean Sea

Ghazi Bitar, Ali Badreddine

Department of Marine Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Lebanese University, Hadath, Beirut, LEBANON

Abstract

Marivagia stellata Galil and Gershwin, 2010 was reported for the first time from the Lebanese waters in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. This Indo-Pacific jellyfish was observed in 2015 during a field work. The present note reports its details in the Lebanese waters.

Keywords: Indo-Pacific jellyfish, Marivagia stellata, Lebanese waters

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