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First record of Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz 1865 in the Baltic Sea
Javidpour, J.; Sommer, U.; Shiganova, T. (2006). First record of Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz 1865 in the Baltic Sea. Aquat. Invasions 1(4): 299-302.
In: Aquatic Invasions. Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre (REABIC): Helsinki. ISSN 1798-6540; e-ISSN 1818-5487, more
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    Bolinopsis infundibulum (O.F. Müller, 1776) [WoRMS]; Ctenophora [WoRMS]; Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz, 1865 [WoRMS]
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    ctenophores, alien species, Mnemiopsis leidyi, Bolinopsis infundibulum, ballast water, first record

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  • Javidpour, J.
  • Sommer, U.
  • Shiganova, T., more

    The invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi was first recorded in the Kiel Bight (western Baltic Sea) on 17 October 2006 during a regular weekly sampling program. The M. leidyi abundance gradually increased from 29.5±12.7 ind.m-3 in mid-October to 92.3±22.4 ind.m-3 in late November 2006. The occurrence of M. leidyi in the Baltic Sea is of great concern as this invader has caused negative impacts in the southern seas of Europe.

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