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First report of the occurrence of Acartia tonsa (Copepoda: Calanoida) in the Lesina lagoon (south Adriatic Sea—Mediterranean Sea)

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 February 2009

Sandra Sei*
Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali, Università di Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 11/A, 1-43100 Parma, Italy
Ireneo Ferrari
Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali, Università di Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 11/A, 1-43100 Parma, Italy
Correspondence should be addressed to: Sandra Sei, Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali, Università di Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 11/A, 1-43100 Parma, Italy email:
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The first occurrence of Acartia tonsa in a southern Adriatic Sea lagoon (Lesina lagoon) is reported. It was recorded in samples collected during two sampling campaigns carried out in May and July 2004. The arrival of A. tonsa may have caused the disappearance of the formerly abundant A. margalefi.

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Copyright © Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 2006

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