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Alien species in the Mediterranean Sea by 2010. A contribution to the application of European Union's Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Part I. Spatial distribution
The state-of-art on alien species in the Mediterranean Sea is presented, making distinctions among the four subregions defined in the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive: (i) the WesternExpand
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Alien species in the Mediterranean Sea by 2012. A contribution to the application of European Union’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Part 2. Introduction trends and pathways
More than 60 marine non-indigenous species (NIS) have been removed from previous lists and 84 species have been added, bringing the total to 986 alien species in the Mediterranean [775 in the easternExpand
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The Presence of the invasive Lionfish Pterois miles in the Mediterranean Sea
Here we report the occurrence of Pterois miles in the Mediterranean Sea, based on the capture of two specimens along the coast of Lebanon. Previously, only one record of the species from theExpand
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Reproduction in the dusky grouper from the southern Mediterranean
Demographic data and gonad histology confirmed that the dusky grouper Epinephelus marginatus is a protogynous hermaphrodite that follows a monandric pathway to sexual development. Females reachedExpand
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Molecular systematics, zoogeography, and evolutionary ecology of the atlantic parrotfish genus Sparisoma.
Parrotfishes of the genus Sparisoma (Scaridae) are ecologically important tropical reef fishes restricted to the Atlantic Ocean. We investigated phylogenetic relationships among the eight extantExpand
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Tracking Signals of Change in Mediterranean Fish Diversity Based on Local Ecological Knowledge
One of the expected effects of global change is increased variability in the abundance and distribution of living organisms, but information at the appropriate temporal and geographical scales isExpand
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Citizen science detects the undetected: the case of Abudefduf saxatilis from the Mediterranean Sea
Volunteers are increasingly involved in environmental research and their role in monitoring biological invasions is rapidly expanding in the Internet Era. On November 2012, a recreational diverExpand
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Fistularia commersonii in the Mediterranean Sea: invasion history and distribution modeling based on presence-only records
The bluespotted cornetfish (Fistularia commersonii) (Osteichtyes, Fistulariidae) is considered to be one of the most invasive species of the Mediterranean Sea and Europe but only scatteredExpand
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Resource partitioning among early colonizing Siganus luridus and native herbivorous fish in the Mediterranean: an integrated study based on gut-content analysis and stable isotope signatures
The present study attempts to give timely information on the resource partitioning between the lessepsian migrant Siganus luridus and two ecological native analogues, Sarpa salpa and SparisomaExpand
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Genetic bottlenecks and successful biological invasions: the case of a recent Lessepsian migrant
Our current understanding of the mechanisms that lead to successful biological invasions is limited. Although adaptations play a central role in biological invasions, genetic studies have so farExpand
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