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Exotic species dominate marinas between the two most populated regions in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean

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Oricchio, Felipe T. [1] ; Marques, Antonio C. [2] ; Hajdu, Eduardo [3] ; Pitombo, Fabio B. [4] ; Azevedo, Fernanda [5] ; Passos, Flavio D. [6] ; Vieira, Leandro M. [7] ; Stampar, Sergio N. [8] ; Rocha, Rosana M. [9] ; Dias, Gustavo M. [1]
Total Authors: 10
[1] UFABC, Ctr Ciencias Nat & Humans, Rua Arcturus 03, BR-09606070 Sao Bernardo Do Campo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, R Matao, Trav 14, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Rio de Janeiro, Museu Nacl, Quainta da Boa Vista S-N, BR-20940040 Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Fluminense, Dept Biol Marinha, BR-24001970 Niteroi, RJ - Brazil
[5] Univ Fed Rio de Janeiro, Inst Biol, Dept Zool, Av Carlos Chagas Filho 373, BR-21941902 Rio De Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
[6] Univ Estadual Campinas UNICAMP, Inst Biol, Dept Biol Anim, Caixa Postal 6109, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[7] Univ Fed Pernambuco UFPE, Ctr Biociencias, Dept Zool, Lab Estudos Bryozoa LAEBry, Av Prof Moraes Rego 1235, Cidade Univ, BR-50670901 Recife, PE - Brazil
[8] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, FCL Assis, Dept Ciencias Biol, LEDA, Av Dom Antonio 2100, BR-19806900 Assis, SP - Brazil
[9] Univ Fed Parana, Dept Zool, BR-81531980 Curitiba, Parana - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 9
Document type: Journal article
Source: Marine Pollution Bulletin; v. 146, p. 884-892, SEP 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Human occupation of coastal areas promotes the establishment of non-native species but information on bioinvasions is usually biased toward the Northern Hemisphere. We assessed non-native species' importance in sessile communities at six marinas along the most urbanized area of the Southwestern Atlantic coastline. We found 67 species, of which 19 are exotic. The most frequent species was the exotic polychaete Branchiommo luctuosum, while the most abundant was the exotic bryozoan Schizoporella errata that monopolized the substrata in three marinas. Along with S. errata, the exotic polychaete Hydroides elegans and ascidian Styela plicate dominated space in the three remaining marinas, while native species were in general rare. We show that communities associated with artificial substrata along this Brazilian urbanized area are dominated by exotic species and that using abundance data along with species identity can improve our understanding of the importance of exotic species for the dynamics of biological communities. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/24408-4 - Evolution and diversity of Ceriantharia (Cnidaria)
Grantee:Sérgio Nascimento Stampar
Support type: Regular Research Grants
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