Scleractinian corals from Lebanon, Eastern Mediterranean, including a non-lessepsian invading species (Cnidaria: Scleractinia)
G. Bitar and H. Zibrowius

Many fewer species of scleractinians are known from the Levant area (10) than from the western Mediterranean (33). So far 6 species are known to occur in Lebanon, all at shallow depth. One of these is an alien (also very successful in SE Spain) but not a Lessepsian migrant: identified as Oculina patagonica, it is presumed to be of temperate SW Atlantic origin.

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