On the problem of Lessepsian migrations of zooplanktonic organisms

  title={On the problem of Lessepsian migrations of zooplanktonic organisms},
  author={Alexander Kovalev},
  journal={Mediterranean Marine Science},
  • A. Kovalev
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • Biology
  • Mediterranean Marine Science
The scientific evidence accumulated on the migrations that zooplankton make from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean through the Suez Canal was analyzed. A conclusion was reached that some of the zooplankton, e.g. copepods Pontellina plumata, Calocalanus pavoninus, Arietellus pavoninus, reported in the literature as immigrants from the Red Sea, may in fact come from the Atlantic. The assumption is based on the fact that these organisms occur both in the eastern and the western Mediterranean. They… Expand
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Lessepsian Migration: The Influx of Red Sea Biota into the Mediterranean by Way of the Suez Canal
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