On the Presence of Alien Foraminifera Amphistegina lobifera Larsen on the coasts of the Maltese Islands

M. Baki Yokes, Engin Meric, Niyazi Avsar
2007 Aquatic Invasions  
More than 30 alien foraminifera species have been reported from the Levantine Basin. The most abundant of them is the Indo-Pacific originated Amphistegina lobifera Larsen, which is the dominant foraminifera species on the coasts of Israel and southwestern coasts of Turkey. It is widely distributed in the Eastern Mediterranean, Aegean Sea and even recorded in the Sea of Marmara. The westernmost limits of its distribution extend to Libya and Tunisia. This study constitutes the first record of
more » ... first record of Amphistegina lobifera Larsen from the Maltese Islands in June 2006.
doi:10.3391/ai.2007.2.4.15 fatcat:ved6c7ho2fckxbe2mkjyb6xluu