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New alien Mediterranean biodiversity records (October 2020)
Ragkousis, M.; Abdelali, N.; Azzurro, E.; Badreddine, A.; Bariche, M.; Bitar, G.; Crocetta, F.; Denitto, F.; Digenis, M.; El Zrelli, R.; Ergenler, Y.; Fortic, A.; Gerovasileiou, V.; Grimes, S.; Katsanevakis, S.; Kocak, C.; Licchelli, C.; Loudaros, E.; Mastrototaro, F.; Mavric, B.; Mavruk, S.; Miliou, A.; Montesanto, F.; Ovalis, P.; Pontes, M.; Rabaoui, L.; Sevingel, N.; Spinelli, A.; Tiralongo, F.; Tsatiris, A.; Turan, C.; Vitale, D.; Yalgin, F.; Yapici, S.; Zenetos, A. (2020). New alien Mediterranean biodiversity records (October 2020). Mediterr. Mar. Sci. 21(3): 631-652.
In: Mediterranean Marine Science. National Centre for Marine Research: Athina. ISSN 1108-393X; e-ISSN 1791-6763, more
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  • Ragkousis, M.
  • Abdelali, N.
  • Azzurro, E.
  • Badreddine, A.
  • Bariche, M.
  • Bitar, G.
  • Crocetta, F., more
  • Denitto, F.
  • Digenis, M.
  • El Zrelli, R.
  • Ergenler, Y.
  • Fortic, A.
  • Gerovasileiou, V., more
  • Grimes, S.
  • Katsanevakis, S.
  • Kocak, C.
  • Licchelli, C.
  • Loudaros, E.
  • Mastrototaro, F.
  • Mavric, B.
  • Mavruk, S.
  • Miliou, A.
  • Montesanto, F.
  • Ovalis, P.
  • Pontes, M.
  • Rabaoui, L.
  • Sevingel, N.
  • Spinelli, A.
  • Tiralongo, F.
  • Tsatiris, A.
  • Turan, C.
  • Vitale, D.
  • Yalgin, F.
  • Yapici, S.
  • Zenetos, A., more

    This article includes 23 new records of alien and cryptogenic species in the Mediterranean Sea, belonging to 4 Phyla (Chordata, Echinodermata, Arthropoda and Mollusca), distributed from the Alboran to the Levantine Sea. Records are reported from eight countries listed from West to East as follows: Algeria: new records of the Atlantic blue crab Callinectes sapidus; Spain: further spread and establishment of the sea slug Lamprohaminoea ovalis in continental shores; Tunisia: first record of the Atlantic Blue Crab Callinectes sapidus in the Gulf of Gabes; Italy: a new occurrence of the pufferfish Lagocephalus sceleratus in Northern Ionian waters; first record of Cephalopholis taeniops in the Ionian Sea; first record of the redlip blenny, Ophioblennius atlanticus in the Ionian Sea; Slovenia: first record of the isopod Paranthura japonica in Slovenia; Greece: first record of the molluscs Eunaticina papilla, Plocamopherus ocellatus and the fish Cheilodipterus novemstriatus; first record of the ascidian Ecteinascidia turbinata in Kriti; the long-spined sea urchin Diadema setosum in the Ionian Sea; Turkey: first record of the sea spider Ammothea hilgendorfi; the stomatopod Cloridina cf. ichneumon; the fishes Pempheris rhomboidea from the Sea of Marmara and Paranthias furcifer from the Aegean Sea; Lebanon: new records of the fishes Arothron hispidus, Rachycentron canadum, Heniochus intermedius and Acanthurus monroviae; first record of Acanthostracion polygonius. The records of Cloridina cf. ichneumon from southern Turkey and the fish Acanthostracion polygonius from Lebanon, both being the first Mediterranean records, are noteworthy.

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