Parhyale explorator Arresti, 1989 (Amphipoda, Talitroidea): First Mediterranean record of this Atlantic amphipod

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Bakir K. , KATAĞAN T., Sezgin M.

CRUSTACEANA, vol.81, no.5, pp.557-562, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1163/156854008784092247
  • Title of Journal : CRUSTACEANA
  • Page Numbers: pp.557-562


The known geographical distribution of the amphipod, Parhyale explorator Arresti, 1989 has been extended with a new record from the Mediterranean Sea. This amphipod was found in September 2005 at the coast of Iskenderun Bay (Levantine Sea, Turkey). The new record reported here is the first confirmation of P. explorator currently living in the Mediterranean Sea.