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Male behaviour drives assortative reproduction during the initial stage of secondary contact
It is established that assortative reproduction can occur in the absence of female choice and that male behaviour may play an important role in limiting hybridization during the initial stages of secondary contact.
The protected taxon Ocypode cursor (Linnaeus, 1758) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Ocypodidae) – documenting its well-established presence in the central Mediterranean
It is concluded that the species has been probably present within the study area for a long period, but went undetected in view of the low population densities at which it previously occurred, the lack of a comprehensive census for the species within the same study area, and its nocturnal habits.
The first record of the white-spotted Australian jellyfish Phyllorhiza punctata von Lendenfeld, 1884 from Maltese waters (western Mediterranean) and from the Ionian coast of Italy
The occurrence of the white-spotted Australian jellyfish Phyllorhiza punctata Lendenfeld, 1884, an Indo-Pacific scyphozoan species mainly restricted to the Levantine Basin, is hereby reported for the
The late Pleistocene origin of the Italian and Maltese populations of Potamon fluviatile (Malacostraca: Decapoda): insights from an expanded sampling of molecular data
Abstract Evidence available for most inland water and terrestrial organisms highlights the significant role played by southern Italy, Sicily and the Maltese islands as refuges during Pleistocene
Comparative median grain size assessment through three different techniques for sandy beach deposits on the Maltese Islands (Central Mediterranean)
ABSTRACT Deidun, A., Gauci, R., Schembri, J.A., Šegina, E., Gauci, A., Gianni, J., Gutierrez, J.A., Sciberras, A. and Sciberras, J., 2013. Comparative median grain size assessment through three
Topography and flora of the satellite islets surrounding the Maltese Archipelago
This present study provides a list of flora species encountered during multiple visits to the following locations listed below during 1998-2010. The majority of species are new records to the
Analysis of the vascular flora of four satellite islets of the Egadi Archipelago (W Sicily), with some notes on their vegetation and fauna
The significant differences among the check-lists compiled by the two different couples of authors during their own visits to Preveto and Galeotta underline the need of planning regular and standardized field investigations in order to avoid an overestimation of local species turnover rates.
A contribution to the knowledge of alien flora in the Maltese Islands
The occurrence of Limoniun sinuatum L., Malephora crocea var purpureo crocea Schwantes J. , Pennisetum setaceum (Forsskal.) Chiov. and Viola alba Bess. In the Maltese Islands is recorded.
Current Distribution of Two Species of Tylos (Isopoda: Oniscidea) in the Central Mediterranean and the Influence of Beach Sand Grain-Size Parameters
The psammophilic genus Tylos Audouin, 1826 is represented within the Mediterranean basin as two species: T. ponticus Grebnicki, 1874, and T. europaeus Arcangeli, 1938, according to Taiti and Ferrara