Invaders Ctenophores Mnemiopsis leidyi (A. Agassiz) and Beroe ovata Mayer 1912, and Their Influence on the Pelagic Ecosystem of Northeastern Black Sea

Abstract

We analyzed the state of pelagic ecosystem of northeastern Black Sea affected by invasion of a new settler Beroe ovata in 1999–2001. Development of B. ovata considerably decreased the population of another invader, Mnemiopsis leidyi, that deformed the Black Sea ecosystem for over a decade. Reduction of M. leidyi population limited its influence on the… (More)
DOI: 10.1023/A:1023249508158

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