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The ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz 1865 in coastal waters of the Netherlands: an unrecognized invasion?
The introduction of the American ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi to the Black Sea was one of the most dramatic of all marine bioinvasions and, in combination with eutrophication and overfishing,Expand
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Blooms of the invasive ctenophore, Mnemiopsis leidyi, span the Mediterranean Sea in 2009
Blooms of the invasive ctenophore, Mnemiopsis leidyi, occurred in 2009 along the Mediterranean Sea coasts of Spain and Israel. This voracious zooplanktivore spread throughout the Black Sea basinExpand
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Evolutionary relationships among scyphozoan jellyfish families based on complete taxon sampling and phylogenetic analyses of 18S and 28S ribosomal DNA.
A stable phylogenetic hypothesis for families within jellyfish class Scyphozoa has been elusive. Reasons for the lack of resolution of scyphozoan familial relationships include a dearth ofExpand
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New Family of Allomorphic Jellyfishes, Drymonematidae (Scyphozoa, Discomedusae), Emphasizes Evolution in the Functional Morphology and Trophic Ecology of Gelatinous Zooplankton
Molecular analyses have revealed many cryptic species in the oceans, often permitting small morphological differences to be recognized as diagnosing species, but less commonly leading toExpand
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A new Taqman© PCR-based method for the detection and identification of scyphozoan jellyfish polyps
While blooms of large scyphomedusae and cubomedusae receive most public attention owing to effects on tourism (e.g., stinging swimmers), commerce, and fisheries, relatively little attention is givenExpand
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Multiplex assay to identify eggs of three fish species from the northern Gulf of Mexico, using locked nucleic acid Taqman real-time PCR probes
Understanding the early life histories of economically and ecologically important fish species is vital to developing effective management strategies. While adult-derived egg production estimates areExpand
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Multigene phylogeny of the scyphozoan jellyfish family Pelagiidae reveals that the common U.S. Atlantic sea nettle comprises two distinct species (Chrysaora quinquecirrha and C. chesapeakei)
Background Species of the scyphozoan family Pelagiidae (e.g., Pelagia noctiluca, Chrysaora quinquecirrha) are well-known for impacting fisheries, aquaculture, and tourism, especially for the painfulExpand
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First confirmed reports of the rhizostome jellyfish Mastigias (Cnidaria: Rhizostomeae) in the Atlantic basin
The rhizostome jellyfish Mastigias (Agassiz, 1862), native to the western and central Indo-Pacific, is recorded from the western Atlantic, in a marine lake in Puerto Rico (Laguna Joyuda) and aExpand
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