[Coral-List] Live specimens of Spondylus spinosus is needed

jonat1 at post.tau.ac.il jonat1 at post.tau.ac.il
Thu Feb 11 04:48:02 EST 2010

Dear Ateret,

You can easily find live specimens of Spondylus spinosus while diving  
along the Reef of Eilat. If my memory serves me, you could find some  
of them on the pillars supporting Katza'a pear and not too far from  
the IUI as well.

Good luck

Yoni Sharon

Quoting ateretsh at post.tau.ac.il:

> Dear listers,
> I am doing my M.Sc at the Dept. of  Zoology, Tel-Aviv University,
> Israel. My research deals with the invasive bivalve, Spondylus
> spinosus Schreibers, 1793, in Mediterranean Sea, which is considered
> to be a Red Sea/ tropical migrant. For a genetic (DNA) comparison
> between the origin and the Mediterranean populations, I look for
> adequate samples from the Red Sea or any other Indo-Pacific reefs.
> Any help would be highly appreciated.
> Sincerely,
> Ateret Shabtay
> Faculty of Life Sciences, Department of Zoology
> Prof. Hudi Benayahu’s laboratory
> Tel- Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
> Email: ateretsh at post.tau.ac.il
> Office: +97236407292
> Mobile: +972547946460
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