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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; the WMED hosts most invasive macrophytes, whereas the EMED has the lion’s share in polychaetes, crustaceans, molluscs and fish.
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
There is an increasing trend in new introductions via the Suez Canal and via shipping, while Lessepsian species decline westwards, while the reverse pattern is evident for ship-mediated species and for those introduced with aquaculture.
Annotated list of marine alien species in the Mediterranean with records of the worst invasive species
Emphasis is put on those species that are current or potential threats to the marine ecosystems, namely the Worst Invasive Alien Species providing their record across major groups.
New records of alien species on the Levantine coast of Turkey
Zoobenthic investigations carried out along the Turkish Levantine coast resulted in identification of nine previously unrecorded alien species that are recognized as Erythrean aliens that entered the Mediterranean through the Suez Canal.
Alien polychaete species (Annelida: Polychaeta) on the southern coast of Turkey (Levantine Sea, eastern Mediterranean), with 13 new records for the Mediterranean Sea
The specimens collected from the Levantine coast of Turkey and northern Cyprus that were previously identified as Linopherus acarunculata and Branchiomma boholense are reidentified as L. canariensis and B. bairdi, respectively.
Impacts of invasive alien marine species on ecosystem services and biodiversity: a pan-European review.
Stelios Katsanevakis*, Inger Wallentinus, Argyro Zenetos, Erkki Leppakoski, Melih Ertan Cinar, Bayram Ozturk, Michal Grabowski, Daniel Golani and Ana Cristina Cardoso European Commission, Joint
Alien polychaete species worldwide: current status and their impacts
  • M. Çınar
  • Environmental Science
    Journal of the Marine Biological Association of…
  • 26 November 2012
The invasive polychaete species have greatly altered habitat structures in some areas, restructured the food webs, and created important economic problems.
Serpulid species (Polychaeta: Serpulidae) from the Levantine coast of Turkey (eastern Mediterranean), with special emphasis on alien species
The faunistic analysis of benthic samples taken from 0 to 200 m depths on the eastern Levantine coast of Turkey in September 2005 yielded the presence of 16 serpulid species, 9 of which are considered to be aliens: Hydroides brachyacanthus, H. operculatus, Pomatoleios kraussii and Spirobranchus tetraceros.
Alien species on the coasts of Turkey
The compilation of data on alien species reported from the Turkish coasts yielded a total of 263 species belonging to 11 systematic groups, of which Mollusca had the highest number of species (85
Additions to the annotated list of marine alien biota in the mediterranean with special emphasis on foraminifera and parasites
This update of the annotated list based on literature up to April 2008 yields a further 175 alien species in the Mediterranean bringing the total to 903, and approximately 100 more species have become well established in the region, raising the number of established species to 496 versus 385 until 2005.