To enrich spatio-temporal information on the distribution of alien, cryptogenic, and neonative species in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, a collective effort by 173 marine scientists was made to provide unpublished records and make them open access to the scientific community. Through this effort, we collected and harmonized a dataset of 12,649 records. It includes 247 taxa, of which 217 are Animalia, 25 Plantae and 5 Chromista, from 23 countries surrounding the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Chordata was the most abundant taxonomic group, followed by Arthropoda, Mollusca, and Annelida. In terms of species records, Siganus luridus, Siganus rivulatus, Saurida lessepsianus, Pterois miles, Upeneus moluccensis, Charybdis (Archias) longicollis, and Caulerpa cylindracea were the most numerous. The temporal distribution of the records ranges from 1973 to 2022, with 44% of the records in 2020–2021. Lethrinus borbonicus is reported for the first time in the Mediterranean Sea, while Pomatoschistus quagga, Caulerpa cylindracea, Grateloupia turuturu, and Misophria pallida are first records for the Black Sea; Kapraunia schneideri is recorded for the second time in the Mediterranean and for the first time in Israel; Prionospio depauperata and Pseudonereis anomala are reported for the first time from the Sea of Marmara. Many first country records are also included, namely: Amathia verticillata (Montenegro), Ampithoe valida (Italy), Antithamnion amphigeneum (Greece), Clavelina oblonga (Tunisia and Slovenia), Dendostrea cf. folium (Syria), Epinephelus fasciatus (Tunisia), Ganonema farinosum (Montenegro), Macrorhynchia philippina (Tunisia), Marenzelleria neglecta (Romania), Paratapes textilis (Tunisia), and Botrylloides diegensis (Tunisia).

Unpublished Mediterranean and Black Sea records of marine alien, cryptogenic, and neonative species / Ragkousis, M.; Zenetos, A.; Souissi, J. B.; Hoffman, R.; Ghanem, R.; Taskin, E.; Muresan, M.; Karpova, E.; Slynko, E.; Dagli, E.; Fortic, A.; Surugiu, V.; Macic, V.; Trkov, D.; Bahri, W. R.; Tsiamis, K.; Ramos-Espla, A. A.; Petovic, S.; Ferrario, J.; Marchini, A.; Sconfietti, R.; Ammar, I.; Alo, A.; Edelist, D.; Begun, T.; Teaca, A.; Tari, G.; Huseyinoglu, M. F.; Karachle, P. K.; Dogrammatzi, A.; Apostolopoulos, G. A.; Crocetta, F.; Kytinou, E.; Digenis, M.; Skouradakis, G.; Tomas, F.; Bariche, M.; Kaminas, A.; Konida, K.; Deidun, A.; Marrone, A.; Fraschetti, S.; Mihneva, V.; Bianchi, C. N.; Morri, C.; Gerovasileiou, V.; Lipej, L.; Sini, M.; Mangialajo, L.; Zotou, M.; Skolka, M.; Azzurro, E.; Vella, A.; Dailianis, T.; Grigoriou, P.; Jimenez, C.; Tsirintanis, K.; Oikonomidis, G.; Mancini, E.; Papadakis, O.; Di Martino, V.; Chatzigeorgiou, G.; Amor, M. M. B.; Vernadou, E.; Arda, Y.; Minasidis, V.; Azzola, A.; Hadjioannou, L.; Montefalcone, M.; Baldacchino, Y.; Stancanelli, B.; Bonifazi, A.; Occhipinti-Ambrogi, A.; Smeraldo, S.; Evans, J.; Kondylatos, G.; Falautano, M.; Castriota, L.; Lamprou, A.; Rizgalla, J.; Mavric, B.; Papadimitriou, E.; Kersting, D. K.; Schembri, P. J.; Khamassi, F.; Nikolaou, A.; Ballesteros, E.; Dimitriadis, C.; Garcia, M.; Anastasiadis, A.; Kalogirou, S.; Nalmpanti, M.; Altamirano, M.; Grech, D.; Mavrouleas, D.; Vella, N.; Darmanin, S. A.; Dragicevic, B.; Poursanidis, D.; Tsatiris, A.; Corsini-Foka, M.; Orlando- Bonaca, M.; Insacco, G.; Tsalapatis, A.; Scannella, D.; Tiralongo, F.; Verdura, J.; Vitale, S.; Valsamidis, M. A.; Bazairi, H.; Mannino, A. M.; Virgili, R.; Coccia, F. C.; Zrelli, R. E.; Nikolidakis, S.; Rabaoui, L. J.; Yapici, S.; Zaouali, J.; Zava, B.; Agrotis, N.; Bilecenoglu, M.; Cinar, M. E.; Moraitis, M. L.; Albano, P. G.; Kaddouri, N.; Kosma, I.; Falsone, F.; Fossati, V.; Geraci, M. L.; Zamuda, L. L.; Mancuso, F. P.; Petrou, A.; Resaikos, V.; Aydin, I.; Batjakas, I. E.; Bos, A. R.; Ouamari, N. E.; Giallongo, G.; Kampouris, T. E.; Amor, K. O. -B.; Dogan, A.; Dulcic, J.; Okudan, E. S.; Rilov, G.; Rosso, A.; Royo, L.; Selfati, M.; Gaglioti, M.; Giakoumi, S.; Kousteni, V.; Micu, D.; Nicoara, M.; Orfanidis, S.; Papatheodoulou, M.; Tempesti, J.; Triantaphyllou, M.; Tsourou, T.; Yalgin, F.; Baltag, E.; Cerim, H.; Filiz, H.; Georgiadis, C. G.; Papadamakis, P.; Rammou, D. L.; Samargiu, M. D.; Sciuto, F.; Sinopoli, M.; Turker, A.; Chiarore, A.; Tamburello, L.; Karray, S.; Hassen, B.; Katsanevakis, S.. - In: BIOINVASIONS RECORDS. - ISSN 2242-1300. - 12:2(2023), pp. 339-369. [10.3391/bir.2023.12.2.01]

Unpublished Mediterranean and Black Sea records of marine alien, cryptogenic, and neonative species

Ammar I.;Crocetta F.;Fraschetti S.
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Vella A.;Jimenez C.;Mancini E.;Smeraldo S.;Evans J.;Garcia M.;Kalogirou S.;Virgili R.;Giallongo G.;Rosso A.;
2023

Abstract

To enrich spatio-temporal information on the distribution of alien, cryptogenic, and neonative species in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, a collective effort by 173 marine scientists was made to provide unpublished records and make them open access to the scientific community. Through this effort, we collected and harmonized a dataset of 12,649 records. It includes 247 taxa, of which 217 are Animalia, 25 Plantae and 5 Chromista, from 23 countries surrounding the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Chordata was the most abundant taxonomic group, followed by Arthropoda, Mollusca, and Annelida. In terms of species records, Siganus luridus, Siganus rivulatus, Saurida lessepsianus, Pterois miles, Upeneus moluccensis, Charybdis (Archias) longicollis, and Caulerpa cylindracea were the most numerous. The temporal distribution of the records ranges from 1973 to 2022, with 44% of the records in 2020–2021. Lethrinus borbonicus is reported for the first time in the Mediterranean Sea, while Pomatoschistus quagga, Caulerpa cylindracea, Grateloupia turuturu, and Misophria pallida are first records for the Black Sea; Kapraunia schneideri is recorded for the second time in the Mediterranean and for the first time in Israel; Prionospio depauperata and Pseudonereis anomala are reported for the first time from the Sea of Marmara. Many first country records are also included, namely: Amathia verticillata (Montenegro), Ampithoe valida (Italy), Antithamnion amphigeneum (Greece), Clavelina oblonga (Tunisia and Slovenia), Dendostrea cf. folium (Syria), Epinephelus fasciatus (Tunisia), Ganonema farinosum (Montenegro), Macrorhynchia philippina (Tunisia), Marenzelleria neglecta (Romania), Paratapes textilis (Tunisia), and Botrylloides diegensis (Tunisia).
2023
Unpublished Mediterranean and Black Sea records of marine alien, cryptogenic, and neonative species / Ragkousis, M.; Zenetos, A.; Souissi, J. B.; Hoffman, R.; Ghanem, R.; Taskin, E.; Muresan, M.; Karpova, E.; Slynko, E.; Dagli, E.; Fortic, A.; Surugiu, V.; Macic, V.; Trkov, D.; Bahri, W. R.; Tsiamis, K.; Ramos-Espla, A. A.; Petovic, S.; Ferrario, J.; Marchini, A.; Sconfietti, R.; Ammar, I.; Alo, A.; Edelist, D.; Begun, T.; Teaca, A.; Tari, G.; Huseyinoglu, M. F.; Karachle, P. K.; Dogrammatzi, A.; Apostolopoulos, G. A.; Crocetta, F.; Kytinou, E.; Digenis, M.; Skouradakis, G.; Tomas, F.; Bariche, M.; Kaminas, A.; Konida, K.; Deidun, A.; Marrone, A.; Fraschetti, S.; Mihneva, V.; Bianchi, C. N.; Morri, C.; Gerovasileiou, V.; Lipej, L.; Sini, M.; Mangialajo, L.; Zotou, M.; Skolka, M.; Azzurro, E.; Vella, A.; Dailianis, T.; Grigoriou, P.; Jimenez, C.; Tsirintanis, K.; Oikonomidis, G.; Mancini, E.; Papadakis, O.; Di Martino, V.; Chatzigeorgiou, G.; Amor, M. M. B.; Vernadou, E.; Arda, Y.; Minasidis, V.; Azzola, A.; Hadjioannou, L.; Montefalcone, M.; Baldacchino, Y.; Stancanelli, B.; Bonifazi, A.; Occhipinti-Ambrogi, A.; Smeraldo, S.; Evans, J.; Kondylatos, G.; Falautano, M.; Castriota, L.; Lamprou, A.; Rizgalla, J.; Mavric, B.; Papadimitriou, E.; Kersting, D. K.; Schembri, P. J.; Khamassi, F.; Nikolaou, A.; Ballesteros, E.; Dimitriadis, C.; Garcia, M.; Anastasiadis, A.; Kalogirou, S.; Nalmpanti, M.; Altamirano, M.; Grech, D.; Mavrouleas, D.; Vella, N.; Darmanin, S. A.; Dragicevic, B.; Poursanidis, D.; Tsatiris, A.; Corsini-Foka, M.; Orlando- Bonaca, M.; Insacco, G.; Tsalapatis, A.; Scannella, D.; Tiralongo, F.; Verdura, J.; Vitale, S.; Valsamidis, M. A.; Bazairi, H.; Mannino, A. M.; Virgili, R.; Coccia, F. C.; Zrelli, R. E.; Nikolidakis, S.; Rabaoui, L. J.; Yapici, S.; Zaouali, J.; Zava, B.; Agrotis, N.; Bilecenoglu, M.; Cinar, M. E.; Moraitis, M. L.; Albano, P. G.; Kaddouri, N.; Kosma, I.; Falsone, F.; Fossati, V.; Geraci, M. L.; Zamuda, L. L.; Mancuso, F. P.; Petrou, A.; Resaikos, V.; Aydin, I.; Batjakas, I. E.; Bos, A. R.; Ouamari, N. E.; Giallongo, G.; Kampouris, T. E.; Amor, K. O. -B.; Dogan, A.; Dulcic, J.; Okudan, E. S.; Rilov, G.; Rosso, A.; Royo, L.; Selfati, M.; Gaglioti, M.; Giakoumi, S.; Kousteni, V.; Micu, D.; Nicoara, M.; Orfanidis, S.; Papatheodoulou, M.; Tempesti, J.; Triantaphyllou, M.; Tsourou, T.; Yalgin, F.; Baltag, E.; Cerim, H.; Filiz, H.; Georgiadis, C. G.; Papadamakis, P.; Rammou, D. L.; Samargiu, M. D.; Sciuto, F.; Sinopoli, M.; Turker, A.; Chiarore, A.; Tamburello, L.; Karray, S.; Hassen, B.; Katsanevakis, S.. - In: BIOINVASIONS RECORDS. - ISSN 2242-1300. - 12:2(2023), pp. 339-369. [10.3391/bir.2023.12.2.01]
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