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Molecular diversity and distribution of eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean dogfishes Squalus highlight taxonomic issues in the genus
Assessment of species diversity at the molecular level and consistency in species identification in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Squalus confirms inconsistent species identification, and reinforces the need to revise the status of S. megalops and S. mitsukurii as they may include several distinct species distributed around the world. Expand
First Record of the African Surgeonfish Acanthurus monroviae (Osteichthyes: Acanthuridae) In the Hellenic Waters
Acanthurus monroviae inhabits the African coasts from Morocco to South Africa and the Canaries. It is distributed in various tropical and subtropical seas all around the world. The species feedsExpand
Discrimination of red mullet populations (Teleostean, Mullidae) along multi-spatial and ontogenetic scales within the Mediterranean basin on the basis of otolith shape analysis
Otolith shape analyses were conducted on three different species of Mullidae and evidenced ontogenetic discriminations of mullet populations that could be linked to influence of diet of fish of various sizes and to changes in physiological conditions according to the stage of development of the fish. Expand
Diet of the Atlantic bonito Sarda sarda (Bloch, 1793) in the Northeast Aegean Sea
Investigation of feeding habits of the Atlantic bonito in the Northeast Aegean found that S. sarda take advantage of seasonally abundant prey fish in the study area, but no size-related variation in the importance of the main prey species was detected. Expand
Branchial arches of suspension–feeding Oreochromis esculentus: sieve or sticky filter?
Only 4% of 600 particles slid on or adhered to buccopharyngeal surfaces of Oreochromis esculentus, a suspension-feeding congener that does not use branchial arches to retain food particles by sieving or by mucus entrapment. Expand
Penaeus aztecus Ives, 1891 (Decapoda, Dendrobranchiata, Penaeidae): On the range expansion in Sicilian waters and on the first record from Albanian coast
New records of the alien species, Penaeus aztecus Ives, 1891, commonly known as the Northern brown shrimp, are reported from the Mediterranean Sea: first records from waters of Albania and SicilianExpand
Comparative feeding efficiency on indigenous and introduced phytoplanktivores from Lake Victoria: Experimental studies on Oreochromis esculentus and Oreochromis niloticus
Results indicate that O. niloticus has the ability tofeed on either smaller or less bulky particles than O. esculentus, and is also a more efficient filterfeeder all, with a differential that is inversely proportional toparticle size. Expand
Evaluation of the fillet quality of wild-caught white sea bream (Diplodus sargus L.) and brown meagre (Sciaena umbra L.) captured from the Aegean Sea
The two-studied species exhibited high-quality protein as food source, with white sea bream showing a higher essential to non-essential amino acid (EAA/NEAA) rate than brown meagre, while no significant differences were observed among them. Expand
Citizen-science for monitoring marine invasions and stimulating public engagement: a case project from the eastern Mediterranean
This work presents a comprehensive overview of the project “Is is Alien to you? Share it!!!” which monitors non-indigenous species in Greece and Cyprus with the help of citizen scientists and compared the projects database with the databased of ELNAIS and EASIN to demonstrate how citizen science can substantially contribute to the monitoring of biological invaders. Expand
Anisakis spp. burden in Trachurus trachurus
Horse mackerels originated from the Northern Aegean Sea were examined for the presence of Anisakis spp. Expand