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Corriero, G.; Pierri, C.; Accoroni, S.; Alabiso, G.; Bavestrello, G.; Barbone, E.; Bastianini, M.; Bazzoni, A. M.; Bernardi Aubry, F.; Boero, F.; Buia, M. C.; Cabrini, M.; Camatti, E.; Cardone, F.; Cataletto, B.; Cattaneo Vietti, R.; Cecere, E.; Cibic, T.; Colangelo, P.; De Olazabal, A.; D'onghia, G.; Finotto, S.; Fiore, N.; Fornasaro, D.; Fraschetti, S.; Gambi, M. C.; Giangrande, A.; Gravili, C.; Guglielmo, R.; Longo, C.; Lorenti, M.; Lugliè, A.; Maiorano, P.; Mazzocchi, M. G.; Mercurio, M.; Mastrototaro, F.; Mistri, M.; Monti, M.; Munari, C.; Musco, L.; Nonnis-Marzano, C.; Padedda, B. M.; Patti, F. P.; Petrocelli, A.; Piraino, S.; Portacci, G.; Pugnetti, A.; Pulina, S.; Romagnoli, T.; Rosati, I.; Sarno, D.; Satta, C. T.; Sechi, N.; Schiaparelli, S.; Scipione, B.; Sion, L.; Terlizzi, A.; Tirelli, V.; Totti, C.; Tursi, A.; Ungaro, N.; Zingone, A.; Zupo, V.; Basset, A. (2015). Ecosystem vulnerability to alien and invasive species: a case study on marine habitats along the Italian coast.
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10.1002/aqc.2550 [view]
Corriero, G.; Pierri, C.; Accoroni, S.; Alabiso, G.; Bavestrello, G.; Barbone, E.; Bastianini, M.; Bazzoni, A. M.; Bernardi Aubry, F.; Boero, F.; Buia, M. C.; Cabrini, M.; Camatti, E.; Cardone, F.; Cataletto, B.; Cattaneo Vietti, R.; Cecere, E.; Cibic, T.; Colangelo, P.; De Olazabal, A.; D'onghia, G.; Finotto, S.; Fiore, N.; Fornasaro, D.; Fraschetti, S.; Gambi, M. C.; Giangrande, A.; Gravili, C.; Guglielmo, R.; Longo, C.; Lorenti, M.; Lugliè, A.; Maiorano, P.; Mazzocchi, M. G.; Mercurio, M.; Mastrototaro, F.; Mistri, M.; Monti, M.; Munari, C.; Musco, L.; Nonnis-Marzano, C.; Padedda, B. M.; Patti, F. P.; Petrocelli, A.; Piraino, S.; Portacci, G.; Pugnetti, A.; Pulina, S.; Romagnoli, T.; Rosati, I.; Sarno, D.; Satta, C. T.; Sechi, N.; Schiaparelli, S.; Scipione, B.; Sion, L.; Terlizzi, A.; Tirelli, V.; Totti, C.; Tursi, A.; Ungaro, N.; Zingone, A.; Zupo, V.; Basset, A.
2015
Ecosystem vulnerability to alien and invasive species: a case study on marine habitats along the Italian coast
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
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1. Spread of alien species (AS) is a serious threat to marine habitats and analysis of principal descriptors of their occurrence is pivotal to set reliable conservation strategies.

2. In order to assess the susceptibility of marine habitats to biological invasions, a dataset was gathered of the occurrence of 3899 species from 29 phyla, taken from 93 marine sites located along the Italian coast in the period 2000–2012.

3. In total, 61 AS belonging to 11 phyla have been recorded. Invertebrates were the most represented (63%). Alien species were found in all the habitats examined (EUNIS, level 2), although they showed highest abundance in benthic habitats. Most of the AS were associated with a single EUNIS habitat, while some of them were present in more than one habitat. Trans-habitat occurrence suggests the potential invasiveness of AS.

4. According to statistical analysis, AS recorded could have been more numerous, since some of the marine habitats seemed to be still unsaturated. The model that best describes the spread of AS takes account of both native species richness (Rn) and EUNIS habitat type as explanatory variables. The number of observed AS was directly related to Rn and it was highest in rocky circalittoral and infralittoral habitats.

5. The results of this macro-ecological study focus on the importance of performing large-scale studies, since adopting ecosystem approaches to marine invasion management seems especially fruitful.

6. The results, moreover, highlight the importance of AS monitoring of different habitats, from those subjected to anthropogenic pressure, historically considered to be hubs of introduction of AS, to the most biologically rich and diverse marine habitats. Indeed, it is necessary to set monitoring strategies to detect the introduction, the distribution and persistence of AS over time. These recommendations are especially significant in the light of the strategic plans currently under formulation in Mediterranean countries with regard to AS monitoring.

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Acrothamnion preissii (Sonder) E.M.Wollaston, 1968 (additional source)
Aglaothamnion feldmanniae Halos, 1965 (additional source)
Alexandrium pacificum R.W.Litaker, 2014 (additional source)
Anadara transversa (Say, 1822) (additional source)
Antithamnion hubbsii E.Y.Dawson, 1962 (additional source)
Aplysia parvula Mörch, 1863 (additional source)
Apoglossum gregarium (E.Y.Dawson) M.J.Wynne, 1985 (additional source)
Arcuatula senhousia (Benson, 1842) (additional source)
Asparagopsis armata Harvey, 1855 (additional source)
Asparagopsis taxiformis (Delile) Trevisan de Saint-Léon, 1845 (additional source)
Balanus trigonus Darwin, 1854 (additional source)
Beroe ovata Bruguière, 1789 (additional source)
Botryocladia madagascariensis G.Feldmann, 1945 (additional source)
Bugula fulva Ryland, 1960 accepted as Bugulina fulva (Ryland, 1960) (additional source)
Caprella scaura Templeton, 1836 (additional source)
Caulerpa cylindracea Sonder, 1845 (additional source)
Caulerpa taxifolia (M.Vahl) C.Agardh, 1817 (additional source)
Ceramium bisporum D.L.Ballantine, 1990 (additional source)
Chaetoceros bacteriastroides G.H.H.Karsten, 1907 (additional source)
Chondria coerulescens (J.Agardh) Falkenberg, 1901 (additional source)
Clytia hummelincki (Leloup, 1935) (additional source)
Clytia linearis (Thorneley, 1900) (additional source)
Coryne eximia Allman, 1859 (additional source)
Desdemona ornata Banse, 1957 (additional source)
Dyspanopeus sayi (Smith, 1869) (additional source)
Epidiopatra hupferiana monroi Day, 1957 accepted as Diopatra hupferiana monroi (Day, 1957) (additional source)
Eudendrium merulum Watson, 1985 (additional source)
Eunice floridana (Pourtalès, 1867) (additional source)
Ficopomatus enigmaticus (Fauvel, 1923) (additional source)
Fistularia commersonii Rüppell, 1838 (additional source)
Fulvia (Fulvia) fragilis (Forsskål in Niebuhr, 1775) represented as Fulvia fragilis (Forsskål in Niebuhr, 1775) (additional source)
Halothrix lumbricalis (Kützing) Reinke, 1888 (additional source)
Hyboscolex longiseta Schmarda, 1861 (additional source)
Hydroides dianthus (Verrill, 1873) (additional source)
Hydroides elegans (Haswell, 1883) [nomen protectum] (additional source)
Hypnea cornuta (Kützing) J.Agardh, 1851 (additional source)
Leiochrides australis Augener, 1914 (additional source)
Lophocladia lallemandii (Montagne) F.Schmitz, 1893 (additional source)
Lysidice collaris Grube, 1870 (additional source)
Mediomastus capensis Day, 1961 (additional source)
Megalomma claparedei (Gravier, 1906) accepted as Acromegalomma claparedei (Gravier, 1906) (additional source)
Neanthes agulhana (Day, 1963) (additional source)
Neosiphonia harveyi (Bailey) M.-S.Kim, H.-G.Choi, Guiry & G.W.Saunders, 2001 accepted as Melanothamnus harveyi (Bailey) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs, 2017 (additional source)
Notomastus aberans Day, 1957 (additional source)
Paracartia grani Sars G.O., 1904 (additional source)
Penaeus semisulcatus De Haan, 1844 [in De Haan, 1833-1850] (additional source)
Percnon gibbesi (H. Milne Edwards, 1853) (additional source)
Polysiphonia atlantica Kapraun & J.N.Norris, 1982 (additional source)
Pseudo-nitzschia multistriata (Takano) Takano, 1995 (additional source)
Rhithropanopeus harrisii (Gould, 1841) (additional source)
Ruditapes philippinarum (Adams & Reeve, 1850) (additional source)
Skeletonema tropicum Cleve, 1900 (additional source)
Streblosoma comatus (Grube, 1859) (additional source)
Syllis alosae San Martín, 1992 (additional source)
Womersleyella setacea (Hollenberg) R.E.Norris, 1992 (additional source)