Scientia Marina, Vol 71, No 1 (2007)

Colonisation of the eastern Mediterranean by Red Sea cumaceans, with the description of a new species


https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2007.71n129

Jordi Corbera , Spain

Bella S. Galil
National Institute of Oceanography, Israel, Israel

Abstract


In samples collected in the course of the national monitoring programme, two interesting cumacean species were collected on the shallow bottoms (6-14 m) of Haifa Bay, Israel. Scherocumella gurneyi, previously known from the Red Sea and the Suez Canal, is recorded for the first time in the Mediterranean Sea. Eocuma rosae is described as a species new to science. Diagnostic characters such as its flattened carapace bearing a sharp marginal carina, the pair of anteriorlycurved acute horns and the pair of dorsal carinae, place E. rosae with other species of the same genus known from the Indo- Pacific Ocean. It is suggested it entered the Mediterranean through the Suez Canal.  


Keywords


Cumacea; Scherocumella; Eocuma; new species; alien; Erythrean invaders; Red Sea; Mediterranean

Full Text:


PDF

References


Bacescu, M. – 1961. Contributions a l’etude des cumacés de la Mediterranée et particulierment des côtes d’Israel. Rapp. V Re. CIESMM, 16: 459-502.

Bacescu, M. and Z. Muradian. – 1975. New Cumacea from the Red Sea. Trav. Mus. Hist. Nat. “Gr. Antipa”, 16: 35-69.

Bacescu, M. and I. Petrescu. – 1999. Ordre des Cumacés (Cumacea Krøyer 1846). In: J. Forest (ed.), Traité de Zoologie, Tome VII Fascicule IIIA Crustacés Péracarides. Mem. Inst. Océanogr., Monaco 19: 391-428.

Calman, W.T. – 1907. On new or rare Crustacea of the order Cumacea from the collection of the Copenhagen Museum. Part I. Trans. Zool. Soc. London, 18(1): 1-58.

Calman, W.T. – 1927. Report on the Phyllocarida, Cumacea and Stomatopoda (Cambridge Exp. Suez 1924). Trans. Zool. Soc. London, 22: 399-401.

Corbera, J. – 1994. A new record of Iphinoe crassipes Hansen, 1895 (Cumacea, Bodotriidae) from Catalonian coast. Sci. Mar., 58(3): 273-276.

Corbera, J., P. Tirado and D. Martin. – 2005. Cumaceans (Crustacea: Peracarida) from the Persian Gulf. Zootaxa, 1087: 1-37.

Day, J. – 1978. Southern African Cumacea. Part 2. Family Bodotriidae, Subfamily Bodotriinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus., 75: 159-290.

Galil B.S. – 2000. Lessepsian immigration: human impact on Levantine biogeography. In: J.C. von Vaupel Klein and F.R. Schram (eds.), The biodiversity crisis and Crustacea, pp 47-54. AA Balkema, Rotterdam.

Galil, B.S. – 2006. The marine caravan - the Suez Canal and the Erythrean invasion. In: S. Gollasch, B.S. Galil and A. Cohen (eds.), Bridging divides. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.

Galil B.S. and A. Zenetos. – 2002. A sea change – Exotics in the eastern Mediterranean. In: E. Leppakoski, S. Gollasch and S. Olenin (eds.), Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe. Distribution, Impacts and Management, pp. 325-336. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.

Goren, M. and B.S. Galil. – 2005, A review of changes in the fish assemblages of Levantine inland and marine ecosystems following the introduction of non-native fishes. J. Appl. Ichthyol., 21(4): 364-370. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0426.2005.00674.x

Hansen, H.J. – 1895. Isopoden, Cumaceen und Stomatopoden der Plankton-Expedition. Ergebn. Plankton-Exped. 2: 1-105.

Holthuis, L.B. and E. Gottlieb. – 1956. Two interesting crabs (Crustacea Decapoda, Brachyura) from Mersin Bay, SE Turkey. Zool. Meded., Leiden, 34: 287-299.

Kurian, C.V. and A. Radhadevi. – 1983. A new species of Cumacea (Crustacea, Peracarida) from Vizhinjom, Kerala, India. In: P. Rabindranath (ed.), Selected Papers on Crustacea, pp. 149-153. The Aquarium, Trivandrum.

Lewinsohn, C. and L.B. Holthuis. – 1978. On a new species of Alpheus (Crustacea, Decapoda, Natantia) from the Eastern Mediterranean. Zool. Meded., Leiden, 53(7): 75-82.

Patel, C.K., P.A. Haye and I. Kornfield. – 2003. Eocuma petrescui, a new species of bodotriid cumacean (Crustacea; Peracarida) from Malaysia. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 116: 978-985.

Petrescu, I. – 2003. First record of Cumacea (Crustacea: Peracarida) from Madagascar. Trav. Mus. Nat. Hist. Nat. “Gr. Antipa”, 45: 95-115.

Sars, G.O. – 1979. Middlehavets Cumaceer. Arch. Math. Natur., 4: 1-144.

Watling, L. – 1991. Rediagnosis and revision of some Nannastacidae (Crustacea: Cumacea). Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 104(4): 751-757.

Zibrowius, H. – 1992. Ongoing modification of the Mediterranean marine fauna and flora by the establishment of exotic species. Mésogée, 51: 83-107.




Copyright (c) 2007 Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


Contact us scimar@icm.csic.es

Technical support soporte.tecnico.revistas@csic.es