When invasion biology meets taxonomy: Clavelina oblonga (Ascidiacea) is an old invader in the Mediterranean Sea

@article{Ordez2016WhenIB,
  title={When invasion biology meets taxonomy: Clavelina oblonga (Ascidiacea) is an old invader in the Mediterranean Sea},
  author={V. Vel{\'a}zquez Ord{\'o}{\~n}ez and Marta Pascual and Margarita Fern{\'a}ndez-Tejedor and X. Turon},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2016},
  volume={18},
  pages={1203-1215}
}
Taxonomic issues often confound the study of invasive species, which sometimes are unrecognized as introduced in newly colonized areas. Clavelina oblonga Herdman, 1880 is an abundant ascidian species along the southeastern coast of the United States and the Caribbean Sea. It was introduced into the eastern Atlantic and Brazil decades ago. In the Mediterranean Sea, a similar species had been described as C. phlegraea Salfi 1929 and reported from southern Italy and Corsica. In the last few years… CONTINUE READING

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