The Lessepsian migrant Cucurbitula cymbium is commonly encountered on all kinds of firm objects dredged or trawled from depths ranging between 9 and 91 m. The flask-like ‘cocoon’ in which this bivalve lives is most often encountered adhering to the inside of empty bivalves (52 species); it is also often found in the aperture of dead gastropods (12 species) and even on an old landsnail, tuskshells, a sharktooth, corals, bones and pebbles. In the shell of Glycymeris bimaculata a boring specimen of Cucurbitula was encountered lacking the characteristic flask-like ‘cocoon’. Of particular interest was the find of a single specimen in a damaged valve of Lucinoma borealis, a species not reported before from the Mediterranean Sea off Israel.