The distribution of Pseudodiaptomus marinus in European and neighbouring waters —A rolling review

Uttieri, M, Wootton, M, Anadoli, O, Banchi, E, Battuello, M, Besiktepe, S, Carotenuto, Y and Cotrim Marques, S 2023 The distribution of Pseudodiaptomus marinus in European and neighbouring waters —A rolling review. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 11 (6).

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Among non-native copepods, the calanoid Pseudodiaptomus marinus Sato, 1913 is the species probably spreading at the fastest pace in European and neighbouring waters since its first record in the Adriatic Sea in 2007. In this contribution, we provide an update on the distribution of P. marinus in the Mediterranean and Black Seas, along the Atlantic coasts of Europe, in the English Channel and in the southern North Sea. Starting from a previous distribution overview, we include here original and recently (2019–2023) published data to show the novel introduction of this species in different geographical areas, and its secondary spreading in already colonised regions. The picture drawn in this work confirms the strong ability of P. marinus to settle in environments characterised by extremely diverse abiotic conditions, and to take advantage of different vectors of introduction. The data presented allow speculations on realistic future introductions of P. marinus and on the potential extension of its distribution range

Item Type: Publication - Article
Additional Keywords: Pseudodiaptomus marinus, copepod, non-indigenous species, European waters
Subjects: Marine Sciences
Divisions: Marine Biological Association of the UK > Ocean Biology
Depositing User: Ms Kristina Hixon
Date made live: 04 Aug 2023 11:25
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2024 15:49

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