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Title: First record and potential trophic impact of Phyllorhiza punctata (Cnidaria : Scyphozoa) along the north Tunisian coast (South Western Mediterranean Sea)
Authors: Gueroun, Sonia Khadija Maite
Kefi-Daly Yahia, Ons
Deidun, Alan
Fuentes, Veronica
Piraino, Stefano
Yahia, Mohamed Nejib Daly
Keywords: Introduced organisms -- Tunisia
Jellyfishes -- Tunisia
Marine zooplankton -- Mediterranean Sea
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Gueroun, S. K. M., Kéfi-Daly Yahia, O., Deidun, A., Fuentes, V., Piraino, S., & Daly Yahia, M. N. (2015). First record and potential trophic impact of Phyllorhiza punctata (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa) along the north Tunisian coast (South Western Mediterranean Sea). Italian Journal of Zoology, 82(1), 95-100.
Abstract: The Australian spotted scyphomedusa Phyllorhiza punctata was recorded for the first time in Tunisian waters in August 2012, in the lagoon of Bizerte (Tunisia). Metaephyrae and juveniles occurred simultaneously in August 2012. The occurrence of adult medusae was detected from September to November 2012, and from August to October 2013. This is the second record of a reproducing population of P. punctata in the Mediterranean Sea. The low abundance of mesozooplankton in summer and autumn 2012 coincides temporally with the highest density of P. punctata recorded in the lagoon, suggesting that predation by this alien jellyfish may have been a limiting factor for the mesozooplankton abundance on site.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar//handle/123456789/26306
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