Invasion of the Black Sea by the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi and recent changes in pelagic community structure

@article{Shiganova1998InvasionOT,
  title={Invasion of the Black Sea by the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi and recent changes in pelagic community structure},
  author={T. Shiganova},
  journal={Fisheries Oceanography},
  year={1998},
  volume={7},
  pages={305-310}
}
A short synthesis of the present state of the ctenophore, Mnemiopsis leidyi, invasion in the Black Sea is given, together with a brief review of its status in other areas of the Mediterranean basin. The impact of M. leidyi on the main components of the pelagic community, mesozooplankton, ichthyoplankton and fish resources, based on published data and new field studies (1992‐1997) are analysed. This assessment showed sharp fluctuations in the interannual abundance of M. leidyi. The main factors… Expand
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