YAIR ACHITUV A1
A1 Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan 52900, Israel
The presence of Solidobalanus auricoma (Cirripedia; Balanoidea) in the Red Sea at a depth of 112 m is reported, and its morphology is described. S. auricoma is a relatively deep water barnacle known from the Persian Gulf through Malaysia, southeastern Australia, and northeastern New Zealand at depths of 27 to 320 m. This is its first record from the Red Sea. The present finding of S. auricoma in the Gulf of Elat (Aqaba) extends the boundaries of its geographic distribution farther west and north.
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