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First record of Panulirus regius (Decapoda: Palinuridae) in the Italian seas, with remarks on the earlier Mediterranean records

April 30, 2012

The recent collection of four specimens of the royal spiny lobster Panulirus regius in the eastern part of the Ligurian Sea (Italy) is reported. Earlier records of this eastern Atlantic species along the coasts of the western Mediterranean Sea are revised and the possible ways of introduction are discussed.

Froglia, C, Silvestri, R, Serena,F, 2012, First record of Panulirus regius (Decapoda: Palinuridae) in the Italian seas, with remarks on the earlier Mediterranean records, Marine Biodiversity Records, April 2012, 5 : e31. doi: 10.1017/S1755267211000960. Article (subscription required)

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