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New marine records in the ESENIAS region (October 2015)

 

New marine records in the ESENIAS region (October 2015)

 

Scientists from nine countries leaded by Dr. Fabio Crocetta and Dr. Argyro Zenetos from the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research have recently published a Collective Article “New Mediterranean Biodiversity Records (October 2015)” in the Mediterranean Marine Science journal. The authors report several new records of alien marine species from the ESENIAS countries:

 

Italy: The alien jellyfish Rhopilema nomadica and the alien fish Oplegnathus fasciatus are first reported from the entire country.The presence of O. fasciatus from Trieste is concomitantly the first for the entire Adriatic Sea. The alien bivalve Arcuatula senhousia is reported for the first time from Campania (Tyrrhenian Sea).

 

Greece: The Atlantic northern brown shrimp Penaeus atzecus, previously known from the Ionian Sea from sporadic records only, is now well established in Greek and international Ionian waters. The alien sea urchin Diadema setosum is reported for the second time from Greece, and its first record from the country is backdated to 2010 in Rhodes Island. The alien lionfish Pterois miles is first reported from Greece and concomitantly from the entire Aegean Sea.

 

Turkey: The alien rhodophyte Antithamnion hubbsii is first reported from Turkey and the entire eastern Mediterranean.

 

For more information:

Crocetta F., D. Agius, P. Balistrer, M. Bariche, Y. K. Bayhan, M. Çakir, S. Ciriaco, M. Corsini-Foka, A. Deidun, R. El Zrelli, D. Ergüden, J. Evans, M. Ghelia, M. Giavasi, P. Kleitou, G. Kondylatos, L. Lipej, C. Mifsud, Y. Özvarol, A. Pagano, P. Portelli, D. Poursanidis, L. Rabaoui, P. J. Schembri, E. Taşkin, F. Tiralongo, A. Zenetos 2015. New Mediterranean biodiversity records (October 2015). Mediterranean Marine Science, 16 (3): 682-702. >>>

 

 

Contact persons:

Fabio Crocetta This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Argyro Zenetos This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 

The nomad jellyfish Rhopilema nomadica from Pantelleria Island (A)

and a magnification of the terminal part of the mouth arms (B).

The barred knifejaw Oplegnathus fasciatus fromTrieste. The Atlantic northern brown shrimp Penaeus atzecus from the Greek Ionian Sea.