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A century of introductions by coastal sessile marine invertebrates in Angola, South East Atlantic Ocean

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Pestana, Lueji Barros [1, 2] ; Dias, Gustavo Muniz [3] ; Marques, Antonio Carlos [4, 1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, R Matao Tr 14, 101 Cidade Univ, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Agostinho Neto, Fac Ciencias, Dept Biol, Ave 4 Fevereiro, 71, 4 Andar, Luanda - Angola
[3] Univ Fed ABC, Ctr Ciencias Nat & Humanas, R Arcturus 03, BR-09606070 Sao Bernardo Do Campo - Brazil
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Ctr Biol Marinha, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Marine Pollution Bulletin; v. 125, n. 1-2, p. 426-432, DEC 15 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 0

South Atlantic studies referring to non-native taxa are mostly restricted to Argentinean, Brazilian, and South African coasts. In this study we examined the literature to provide a list of sessile marine invertebrates along the Angolan coast, to infer its introduction status according to their biogeographical distribution and natural history. We reported 29 non-native and 7 cryptogenic species, a small number when compared to other South Atlantic regions of similar extension. Half of the non-native species were reported for Luanda. The majority of the introduced species had a northern hemisphere origin, a consequence of the main introduction route being from the North Atlantic/Mediterranean Sea during the Portuguese colonization. This is the first comprehensive assessment of this kind for the Angolan coast and the diversity of introduced species is certainly underestimated. Regular and rigorous assessments and monitoring of introduced marine species will help to understand the vectors, routes and time of introductions. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/17647-5 - Consequences of the modifications caused by recreational marinas on coastal environments for marine sessile organisms
Grantee:Gustavo Muniz Dias
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 11/50242-5 - Dimensions of marine life: patterns and process of diversifications in planktonic and benthic cnidarians
Grantee:Antonio Carlos Marques
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants