First record of Leucothea multicornis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) (Ctenophora:  Lobota: Leucotheidae) in the Lebanese coastal waters, eastern Mediterranean Sea

First record of Leucothea multicornis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) (Ctenophora:  Lobota: Leucotheidae) in the Lebanese coastal waters, eastern Mediterranean Sea

Ghazi Bitar, Ali Badreddine

ORCID IDs: G.B. 0000-0003-0270-5613; A.B. 0000-0003-4576-7400

Faculty of Sciences, Lebanese University, Hadath, Beirut, LEBANON


The warty comb jelly Leucothea multicornis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) is reported for the first time in the Lebanese waters. It was observed and photographed in Enfeh (north Lebanon) at a depth of 2 m on 12 May 2019. The details about this observation are presented.

Keywords: Ctenophora, Leucothea multicornis, Lebanese waters, eastern Mediterranean Sea

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