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Percnon gibbesi (Crustacea: Decapoda) and Aplysia dactylomela (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in the Taranto Gulf (Italy, Ionian Sea): new populations incoming

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 September 2010

Fabio Crocetta*
Affiliation:
Università degli Studi di Trieste, Piazzale Europa, 1, I-34127 Trieste, Italy
Giuseppe Colamonaco
Affiliation:
Corso Umberto I, 146, I-70022 Altamura (BA), Italy
*
Correspondence should be addressed to: F. Crocetta, Università degli Studi di Trieste, Piazzale Europa, 1, I-34127 Trieste, Italy email: fabiocrocetta@alice.it
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Abstract

The crab Percnon gibbesi and the mollusc Aplysia dactylomela are recorded for the first time from the Taranto Gulf (Italy, Ionian Sea). Both alien species have been widely reported in the Mediterranean and have established populations in Greece and Sicily. The presence of a few specimens induces us to think that only lately these two species expanded their distributional range and that new stable populations will probably soon settle in the whole area.

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Copyright © Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 2010

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