PycnoBase distribution details
Israeli part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) (origin: alien)
This is the first report on Pycnogonida from Israel's Mediterranean coast. The five species listed are: Ammothella longioculata Faraggiana, Achelia echinata Hodge, Tanystylum orbiculare Wilson, Anoplodactylus saxatilis Calman, and A. portus Calman. While the first three species are new to the Eastern Mediterrnanea, Anoplodactylus saxatilis was known only from the Indian Ocean and the Suez Canal. A. portus is a circumtropical species not yet recorded from the Mediterranean Sea. [...] Material collected for Anoplodactylus portus: 4 males, 1 female. Caesarea, Israel. Collected by A. Lederman - Klein at various dates: Nov. 10, 1951; Jan. 20, 1952; June 14, 1952. 8 specimens. Tantura, Israel. Collected by Ch. Lewinsohn, July 1953 and July 1955.