Jacob Dafni

About me

I am a marine biologist from Eilat, Israel. Tripneustes gratilla was my subject for my doctoral dissertation, focused on growth, calcification and ecological effects - mass deformities caused by marine pollution. I published several papers on these subjects, as well as a formal description of a new subsepecies - apparently endemic to the Red Sea. A whole list of references on these subjects is to be found in the following address:
I manage a webguide for marine invert and fishes of the Gulf of Eilat/Aqaba

My info

Full name
Jacob Dafni
I am
an educator, a citizen scientist
Curator level
Assistant Curator


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Curator qualifications

Curation scope
i have a doctorate in marine zoology interested in Tropical invertebrates of the Red Sea. i maintain an online webguide - www.dafni.com/dafni-sites.html. My expertise is echinoids, corals, fish and mollusca