We report the presence of the non-indigenous species (NIS) Celleporaria brunnea (Bryozoa, Ascophora) in the Central Mediterranean. It was found in the Gulf of Taranto (Ionian Sea, southern Italy), which represents one of the most important hotspots for NIS in the Mediterranean. Using PVC plates as species collectors, immersed in different times of the year, we observed a recruitment of C. brunnea during the warmer period of the year from July to October. This work highlights a range expansion of C. brunnea and provides information about its autoecology traits in the host environment

Presence of Celleporaria brunnea (Bryozoa: Lepraliellidae) in the Central Mediterranean: First occurrence in the Gulf of Taranto

Pierri Cataldo;Cardone Frine
2015

Abstract

We report the presence of the non-indigenous species (NIS) Celleporaria brunnea (Bryozoa, Ascophora) in the Central Mediterranean. It was found in the Gulf of Taranto (Ionian Sea, southern Italy), which represents one of the most important hotspots for NIS in the Mediterranean. Using PVC plates as species collectors, immersed in different times of the year, we observed a recruitment of C. brunnea during the warmer period of the year from July to October. This work highlights a range expansion of C. brunnea and provides information about its autoecology traits in the host environment
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