The genus Clunio Haliday, 1855 from Egypt (Hurghada, Red Sea) with a description of the larva of Clunio sp.1 (Diptera, Chironomidae, Orthocladiinae)

Khaled Mahmoud Abdelsalam 1
  • 1 National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Qayet Bay, El-Anfoushy, Alexandria, Egypt


Larval populations of Clunio sp.1 are reported for the first time from marine fouling samples obtained in Hurghada during November 2015. This is a new record for the Egyptian Red Sea fauna. A full structural description of the larva is provided and its local distribution is discussed.

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