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Non-indigenous macrozoobenthic species on hard substrata of selected harbours in the Adriatic sea

Spagnolo, A.; Auriemma, Rocco; Bacci, T.; Balković, Ivan; Bertasi, F.; Bolognini, Luca; Cabrini, Marina; Cilenti, L.; Cuicchi, C.; Cvitković, Ivan; Despalatović, Marija; Grati, Fabio; Grossi, L.; Jaklin, Andrej; Lipej, Lovrenc; Marković, O.; Mavrič, Borut; Mikac, Barbara; Nasi, F.; Nerlović, Vedrana; Pelosi, S.; Penna, M.; Petović, Slavica; Punzo, E.; Santucci, Angela; Scirocco, T.; Strafella, P.; Trabucco, Benedetta; Travizi, Ana; Žuljević, Ante (2017) Non-indigenous macrozoobenthic species on hard substrata of selected harbours in the Adriatic sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 147 . pp. 150-158. ISSN 0025-326X

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The intense shipping traffic characterising the Adriatic Sea favours the spread of marine organisms. Yet, a study of 12 Adriatic ports (4 on the western side and 8 on the eastern side of the basin) found that non-indigenous species (NIS) accounted for only 4% of the benthic communities settled on hard substrates. The cirripeds Amphibalanus amphitrite and Balanus trigonus, found in 8 harbours, were the most common invaders followed by Amphibalanus eburneus, the ascidian Styela plicata, and the bivalve Magallana gigas. The highest percentage of NIS was recorded in Venice and Ploče, the harbours with the least rich native communities ; the lowest percentage was retrieved in Trieste, Koper, Pula, and Rijeka, the harbours hosting the highest species diversity. In contrast, the ports of Bari and Ancona showed both high NIS percentages and highly diversified communities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: non-indigenous species; macrozoobenthos; hard bottom; ports; Adriatic Sea
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
NATURAL SCIENCES > Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences > Marine Science
Divisions: Center for Marine Research
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Sustav upravljanja balastnim vodama za zaštitu Jadranskog mora-BALMASL.Gosar/A.Popit1° STR/0005IPA
Depositing User: Ivan Balković
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2020 14:09
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.12.031

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