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Marinas may act as hubs for the spread of the pseudo-indigenous bryozoan Amathia verticillata (Delle Chiaje, 1822) and its associates
The spaghetti bryozoan Amathia verticillata , formerly known as Zoobotryon verticillatum , was first described in 1822 from Naples, Italy, although this species was already present in 1807 at Cadiz,Expand
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A massive update of non-indigenous species records in Mediterranean marinas
The Mediterranean Sea is home to over 2/3 of the world’s charter boat traffic and hosts an estimated 1.5 million recreational boats. Studies elsewhere have demonstrated marinas as important hubs forExpand
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The global invader Paracerceis sculpta (Isopoda: Sphaeromatidae) has extended its range to the Azores Archipelago
The occurrence of Paracerceis sculpta (Holmes, 1904) in the Macaronesia biogeographical region is reported for the first time. This isopod, native from the northeastern Pacific region, has probablyExpand
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Current status and trends of biological invasions in the Lagoon of Venice, a hotspot of marine NIS introductions in the Mediterranean Sea
This paper provides an updated account of the occurrence and abundance of non-indigenous species (NIS) in an area of high risk of introduction: the Lagoon of Venice (Italy). This site is a knownExpand
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Role of commercial harbours and recreational marinas in the spread of non-indigenous fouling species
Abstract The role of commercial harbours as sink and source habitats for non-indigenous species (NIS) and the role of recreational boating for their secondary spread were investigated by analysingExpand
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From the Pacific Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea: Watersipora arcuata, a new non-indigenous bryozoan in Europe
Abstract This study reports the first record of the cheilostome bryozoan Watersipora arcuata in the Mediterranean Sea, namely in a marina of the Ligurian Sea (Italy), during two monitoring surveysExpand
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Arrival of the invasive amphipod Grandidierella japonica to the Mediterranean Sea
BackgroundIn the marine environment, shipping is globally acknowledged as the major vector of introduction of organisms outside their native range. We surveyed harbours and marinas in the WesternExpand
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Further Mediterranean expansion of the non-indigenous bryozoan Celleporaria brunnea : multiple records along the Italian coasts
In the framework of a wider systematic survey aimed at studying non-indigenous species in Italian harbours and marinas, the ascophoran bryozoan Celleporaria brunnea was detected for the first time inExpand
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Inventory of alien and cryptogenic species of the Dodecanese (Aegean Sea, Greece) : collaboration through COST action training school
The Dodecanese region has a high prevalence of marine alien species due to its close proximity to the Suez Canal and associated Suez shipping lanes, as well as its location at biogeographical borderExpand
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