Agisilaou 37 39

Athens, Greece

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Athens, Greece

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Zenetos A.,Hellenic Center for Marine Research | Koutsogiannopoulos D.,Saradoglou 19 | Ovalis P.,Agisilaou 37 39 | Poursanidis D.,TerraSolutions
Cahiers de Biologie Marine | Year: 2013

Environmental issues are best handled with the participation of all concerned citizens at the relevant level. Engaging citizen scientists to survey local biota and detect non-native marine species incursions is expected to result in the collection of significant data sets, which could potentially be used for an early-warning system inter alia. Our results suggest that such citizen support is beginning to develop in Greece, for invasive species such as the pufferfish Lagocephalus sceleratus\ local newspapers often run a frontpage headline on the subject. Approximately 86 observations of 28 alien species (validated by taxonomic experts) were reported in 2012. Special mention is given to the following species, which until now had a very restricted distribution: Atherinomorus forskalii, Callionymus filamentosus, Smaragdia souverbiana and Cylichnina girardi. Concerned and informed citizens can participate personally in identifying incipient invaders and preventing them from spreading.


Karachle P.K.,Hellenic Center for Marine Research | Angelidis A.,Kapetan Vangeli 5 | Apostolopoulos G.,Kallidromiou 41 | Ayas D.,Mersin University | And 35 more authors.
Mediterranean Marine Science | Year: 2016

In this Collective Article on "New Mediterranean Biodiversity Records", we present additional records of species found in the Mediterranean Sea. These records refer to eight different countries mainly throughout the northern part of the basin, and include 28 species, belonging to five Phyla. The findings per country include the following species: Spain: Callinectes sapidus and Chelidonura fulvipunctata; Monaco: Aplysia dactylomela; Italy: Charybdis (Charybdis) feriata, Carcharodon carcharias, Seriola fasciata, and Siganus rivulatus; Malta: Pomacanthus asfur; Croatia: Lagocephalus sceleratus and Pomadasys incisus; Montenegro: Lagocephalus sceleratus; Greece: Amathia (Zoobotryon) verticillata, Atys macandrewii, Cerithium scabridum, Chama pacifica, Dendostrea cf. folium, Ergalatax junionae, Septifer cumingii, Syphonota geographica, Syrnola fasciata, Oxyurichthys petersi, Scarus ghobban, Scorpaena maderensis, Solea aegyptiaca and Upeneus pori; Turkey: Lobotes surinamensis, Ruvettus pretiosus and Ophiocten abyssicolum. In the current article, the presence of Taractes rubescens (Jordan & Evermann, 1887) is recorded for the first time in the Mediterranean from Italy. The great contribution of citizen scientists in monitoring biodiversity records is reflected herein, as 10% of the authors are citizen scientists, and contributed 37.5% of the new findings.


Zenetos A.,Hellenic Center for Marine Research | Ovalis P.,Agisilaou 37 39
Cahiers de Biologie Marine | Year: 2014

The present work updates the number of alien molluscs reported in the eastern Mediterranean since 2012 and brings the total to more than 100 species in the Levantine Turkish Coast. Ervilia scaliola Issel, 1869, widespread in the Red Sea, was collected in August 2013 from Taşucu Harbour, Levantine coast of Turkey. This is the first record of E. scaliola in the Mediterranean Sea. Although shipping appears to be the most probable vector of its introduction, Lessepsian migration cannot be ruled out as a pathway.


Nicolaidou A.,National and Kapodistrian University of Athens | Alongi G.,University of Catania | Aydogan O.,Celal Bayar University | Catra M.,University of Catania | And 27 more authors.
Mediterranean Marine Science | Year: 2012

The present work reports on the extended distribution of nineteen species in the Mediterranean. These are: Upeneus pori (Fish:Turkey), Bursatella leachii (Mollusca, Opisthobranchia: eastern coast of Spain), Sparisoma cretense (Fish: Ionian coast of Greece), Pseudobryopsis myura (Chlorophyta:Turkey), Aplysia dactylomela (Mollusca, Opisthobranchia: Karpathos island, and Kyklades Archipelago, Greece), Asparagopsis armata and Botryocladia madagascariensis (Rhodophyta: South Peloponnesos, Greece), Oxynotus centrina (Fish: Greece), Caulerpa racemosa var. cylindracea (Chlorophyta), Stypopodium schimperi (Phaeophyta) Siganus luridus and Stephanolepis diaspros (Fish) Percnon gibbesi (Decapoda, Brachyura) (Kyklades Archipelago, Greece), Cerithium scabridum (Mollusca, Prosobranchia: Anavissos: Greece) and Cerithium renovatum (Mollusca, Prosobranchia: N. Κriti), Cassiopea andromeda (Scyphomedusa: Rhodos Island, Greece), Abra tenuis (Mollusca Bivalvia: Vouliagmeni Lake, Greece) Lagocephalus lagocephalus (Fish: Calabrian coast, Italy) and Plocamopherus ocellatus (Mollusca, Opisthobranchia: İskenderun Bay, Turkey).


Zenetos A.,Hellenic Center for Marine Research | Ovalis P.,Agisilaou 37 39 | Ceviker D.,Balmumcu Itri sok. No 4
Mediterranean Marine Science | Year: 2010

The study of the endolithic molluscs found on/in living alien Spondylus shells collected in the Gulf of Iskenderun (Turkey) brought to light three more alien Bivalvia species, namely Petricola hemprichi, Gastrochaena cymbium and Sphenia rueppelli. The presence of Sphenia rueppelli deserves attention as it constitutes the first record of this species as living in the Mediterranean Sea. The definitive establishment and spread of these bivalves in the basin seems to be also attested by careful analysis of specimens sampled in other southern Turkish localities and previously retained in local private collections. The present records raise some questions on the vector of arrival of the species in the Mediterranean Sea, which could be strictly connected with their hosts.

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