Manal Al-Kandari

Manal Al-Kandari
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research | KISR · Ecosystem-Based Management of Marine Resources Program

Doctor of Philosophy

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A bloom of non-indigenous dinoflagellate Heterocapsa circularisquama (Peridiniales, Dinophyceae) and bloom-associated shellfish mortality were detected for the first time in Kuwait's waters (Arabian/Persian Gulf, NW Indian Ocean) during June–July 2020. This species is endemic to the Asia Pacific region, and associated with shellfish kills, causing...
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Polyophthalmus zhadanae sp. nov. (Annelida, Opheliidae), is described from the coast of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia (Arabian Gulf) after specimens collected in the intertidal and shallow subtidal. This new species is characterised by the body pigmentation pattern, distribution of lateral eyes, presence of small dorsal and ventral parapodial cirri and p...
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Seven species of Pseudopolydora are described and illustrated from the Arabian Gulf, Kuwait: P. achaeta Radashevsky & Hsieh, 2000, P. antennata (Claparède, 1868), P. arabica Radashevsky & Al-Kandari, 2020, P. auha sp. nov., P. kuwaiti sp. nov., P. melanopalpa sp. nov., and P. multispinosa sp. nov. The morphology of the developed planktonic larvae i...
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In this study five new records and two probably undescribed species of heterobranch sea slugs placed in four genera, three families, and two orders are reported from Kuwait, northwestern Arabian / Persian Gulf with details and photographs. The present study increases the heterobranch diversity in Kuwaiti waters from 35 to 40 species. The range of h...
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The rocky northern shores of Kuwait and those of the western, inner shores of Kuwait Bay are dominated by a small, densely encrusting oyster. The identity of this oyster has never been confirmed and was mistaken previously for a small Saccostrea . The shell morphology suggests that this species belongs to the subfamily Crassostreinae, but within th...
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The spionid polychaete Pseudopolydora paucibranchiata (Okuda, 1937) was originally described from Japan and has since been reported as a non-indigenous species in soft bottom communities in the Northeast Pacific, the Mediterranean Sea, around Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Florida. The diagnostic features of the adults are palps with ramified yello...
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The Asian Pacific spionid polychaete worm Pseudopolydora paucibranchiata (Okuda, 1937) has been repeatedly reported from the Arabian Gulf and the Arabian Sea. Our recent molecular study showed that the Pacific and the Arabian populations of these worms are not conspecific. Here we describe adult, gamete, and larval morphology of worms from the Arab...
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The status of the common intertidal snapping shrimp, Alpheus inopinatus Holthuis & Gottlieb, 1958, is discussed based on newly collected material from Kuwait. Alpheus inopinatus was previously confused with morphologically very similar species in the Alpheus lobidens De Haan, 1849 species complex, formerly identified as A. crassimanus Heller, 1862...
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Seventeen species of shrimp-like decapod crustaceans (infraorders Caridea, Axiidea and Gebiidea) and two species of porcelain crabs (infraorder Anomura) are recorded for the first time from Kuwait, some of them also representing new records for the Arabian Gulf. The new records from Kuwait are: (1) Alpheus edamensis De Man, 1888; (2) Alpheus edward...
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The alpheid genus Salmoneus Holthuis, 1955 is reported from Kuwait for the first time, with two species. One species, Salmoneus ikaros sp. nov., is described based on a single specimen from Failaka Island, extracted from the burrow of the callianassid ghost-shrimp Balsscallichirus masoomi (Tirmizi, 1970), together with the host. The new species is...
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A new species of telescope shrimp, Ogyrides sindibadi sp. nov. is described from Kuwait. The new species is morphologically similar to O. striaticauda Kemp, 1915, originally described from Chilka Lake (India), but can be distinguished by the shape of the scaphocerite, the much longer dactylus of the third pereiopod, as well as the shape of the dist...
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A checklist of the polychaete fauna collected from the intertidal coastal zone along the northern part of the Arabian Gulf in Kuwait is presented. Samples were collected from 42 transects, including mainland areas and seven islands, during late autumn and winter seasons from 2013 to 2016. In total, 172 polychaete species from 46 families were ident...
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Hydroides operculata (Treadwell, 1929) was originally very briefly described from a single specimen as Eupomatus operculata, collected in the Gulf of Aden, Somalia. Later the species was reported from the Mediterranean as a potential Lessepsian migrant. The taxa Hydroides inornata Pillai (1960) from Sri Lanka, as well as H. basispinosa and H. grada...
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Karenia mikimotoi is a toxic dinoflagellate that is known to form extensive populations in the Eastern North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans that that impacts significantly on recreation and fisheries industries in these areas. Attempts to resolve the complex taxonomy within this “species” have been hampered by the requirement for fine-scale morphologi...

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