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New Records of Porpita porpita (Linnaeus, 1758) (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) in the Mediterranean Sea

Antonio Oscar Lillo*, Francesco Tiralongo, Elena Tondo


New records of Porpita porpita are reported from the Mediterranean Sea. Although the species appears to be widespread in the basin, the number of reported records is scarce. In this study, we report additional record of the species from the Ionian and Adriatic Italian seas.


Blue botton, Ionian Sea, Adriatic Sea, Italy, Hydroid

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