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Title: First record of diadema setosum (Leske, 1778) (echinodermata, echinoidea, diadematidae) from Lebanon, eastern mediterranean
Authors: Nader, Manal 
Indary, Shadi A. 
Affiliations: Institute of Environment 
Institute of Environment 
Keywords: Diadema setosum
Alien species
Subjects: Lebanon
Issue Date: 2011
Part of: Aquatic invasions
Volume: 6
Issue: S1
Start page: S23
End page: S25
The Eastern Mediterranean basin is facing a high invasion rate of mainly Indo-Pacific species entering through the Suez Canal. The needlespined urchin, Diadema setosum, was first documented in the Mediterranean in 2006 off southern Turkey. The new record of D. setosum in September 2009 represents the first evidence of its presence in Lebanese coastal waters.
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Type: Journal Article
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