Lessepsian Migration

        The term lessepsian, is derived from Ferdinand De Lesseps who designed and led the team that built the Suez Canal, thus linking the Red Sea with the Mediterranean. Lessepsian migration refers to species which have entered the Mediterranean, from the Red Sea, through the Suez Canal. Some of these introductions seem to be permanent, some short-lived. *

*Taken from Bill Rudman's Sea Slug Forum (2002).

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