First occurrence of Actaeodes tomentosus (H. Milne Edwards, 1834) (Brachyura: Xanthidae: Actaeinae) in the Mediterranean Sea

 
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First occurrence of Actaeodes tomentosus (H. Milne Edwards, 1834) (Brachyura: Xanthidae: Actaeinae) in the Mediterranean Sea (EN)

CORSINI-FOKA, M.
KONDYLATOS, G.

The presence of the crab Actaeodes tomentosus, native to the Indo-Pacific Ocean and the Red Sea, is documented for the first time in the Mediterranean Sea, on the basis of two specimens collected from Rhodes Island (Aegean Sea), a marine area particularly vulnerable to warm-water alien invasions. Along with the recent report of Xanthias lamarckii in similar conditions and region, the finding of another non-indigenous xanthid opens many questions regarding their occurrence in the area. Apart from the Lessepsian migration, other possible vectors of introduction are therefore examined. (EN)

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Actaeodes tomentosus, Xanthidae, bioinvasions, vectors of introduction, Mediterranean Sea, Rhodes Island, Greece. (EN)


Mediterranean Marine Science

English

2014-12-04


Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (EN)

Mediterranean Sea (EN)
2013-2014 (EN)
Alien Brachyura (EN)

1791-6763
1108-393X
Mediterranean Marine Science; Vol 16, No 1 (2015); 201-205 (EL)
Mediterranean Marine Science; Vol 16, No 1 (2015); 201-205 (EN)



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