Microcosmus exasperatus found in Cyprus


Thursday, 9 June 2016

The solitary ascidian Microcosmus exasperatus (Class: Ascidiacea, Family: Pyuridae) is reported for the first time from Cyprus, found forming aggregations on ropes in a marina and on the hull of a ship; both molecular and morphological diagnostics are provided.

Reference: Gewing M, Bronstein O, Raijman Nagar L, Granot I, Frid O, Shenkar N (2016) First record of the non-indigenous ascidian Microcosmus exasperatus, Heller 1878, in Cyprus. Marine Biodiversity, available online doi 10.1007/s12526-015-0442-5  http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12526-015-0442-5