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First record of Naineris setosa (Verrill, 1900) (Annelida: Polychaeta: Orbiniidae) in the Western Mediterranean Sea

May 26, 2014

The Polychaeta Naineris setosa (Verrill, 1900) is reported for the first time in the Western Mediterranean Sea. Several specimens were collected in 2012 and 2013 in Boughrara Lagoon (Tunisia). The vector of introduction of N. setosa likely commercial shipping because Gabes is an international harbour with dense shipping traffic. A detailed description of specimens from Boughrara Lagoon is provided in this paper.

Khedhri I, Lavesque N,  Bonifácio P, Djabou H,  Afli A, 2014: First record of Naineris setosa (Verrill, 1900) (Annelida: Polychaeta: Orbiniidae) in the Western Mediterranean Sea, BioInvasions Records, 3. Article.

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