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Neomeris annulata Dickie (Dasycladales, Chlorophyceae): a potential new invader from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea
Bitar, G.; Dupuy de la Grandrive, R.; Foulquié, M.; Verlaque, M. (2005). Neomeris annulata Dickie (Dasycladales, Chlorophyceae): a potential new invader from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. Cryptogam., Algol. 26(3): 309-317
In: Cryptogamie. Algologie. ADAC: Paris. ISSN 0181-1568, more
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Keywords
    Chlorophyceae [WoRMS]; Neomeris annulata Dickie, 1874 [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Neomeris annulata; Chlorophyceae; marine macroalgae; Syria; Mediterranean Sea; Introduced species

Authors  Top 
  • Bitar, G.
  • Dupuy de la Grandrive, R.
  • Foulquié, M.
  • Verlaque, M.

Abstract
    Neomeris annulata Dickie is reported for the first time from the Mediterranean Sea (Syria). The most probable hypothesis concerning the origin of these populations is a recent introduction from the Red Sea via the Suez Canal. The species is grazer-resistant due to the production of CaCO3 and chemical defenses (sesquiterpenes), and the environmental conditions of the eastern Mediterranean are compatible with the temperature requirements of the species, so the further spread of N. annulata in the Mediterranean Sea is to be expected.

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