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First recording of the non-native species Beroe ovata Mayer 1912 in the Aegean Sea
Shiganova, T.A.; Christou, E.D.; Siokou-Frangou, I. (2007). First recording of the non-native species Beroe ovata Mayer 1912 in the Aegean Sea. Mediterr. Mar. Sci. 8(1): 5-15
In: Mediterranean Marine Science. National Centre for Marine Research: Athens. ISSN 1108-393X, more
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  • Shiganova, T.A., more
  • Christou, E.D., more
  • Siokou-Frangou, I., more

Abstract
    A new alien species Beroe ovata Mayer 1912 was recorded in the Aegean Sea. It is most likely that
    this species spread on the currents from the Black Sea. Beroe ovata is also alien to the Black Sea, where it was introduced in ballast waters from the Atlantic coastal area of the northern America. The species is established in the Black Sea and has decreased the population of another invader Mnemiopsis leidyi, which has favoured the recovery of the Black Sea ecosystem.

    We compare a new 1 species with the native species fam. Beroidae from the Mediterranean and predict
    its role in the ecosystem of the Aegean Sea using the Black Sea experience.

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