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Introduced and cryptogenic marine and estuarine species of South Africa

Introduced and cryptogenic marine and estuarine species of South Africa
Introduced and cryptogenic marine and estuarine species of South Africa
The introduction history, systematics, transport vectors and distribution patterns of 85 introduced and 39 cryptogenic marine or estuarine animals and plants of South Africa are presented. This represents an addition of 93 species compared with previous lists. Taxa covered include protists, dinoflagellates, sponges, cnidarians, annelids, crustaceans, pycnogonids, insects, molluscs, brachiopods, bryozoans, echinoderms, ascidians, fish, algae and higher plants. For each species a justification motivating its inclusion as an introduction into South African shores or its cryptogenic status, is provided. Challenges associated with this type of inventory work are explored and major patterns of bioinvasion within the region are summarized briefly.
bioinvasions, cryptogenic, estuarine, introduced, marine, south africa
0022-2933
2463-2524
Mead, A.
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Carlton, J.T.
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Griffiths, C.L.
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Rius, M.
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Mead, A.
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Carlton, J.T.
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Griffiths, C.L.
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Rius, M.
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Mead, A., Carlton, J.T., Griffiths, C.L. and Rius, M. (2011) Introduced and cryptogenic marine and estuarine species of South Africa Journal of Natural History, 45, (39-40), pp. 2463-2524. (doi:10.1080/00222933.2011.595836).

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The introduction history, systematics, transport vectors and distribution patterns of 85 introduced and 39 cryptogenic marine or estuarine animals and plants of South Africa are presented. This represents an addition of 93 species compared with previous lists. Taxa covered include protists, dinoflagellates, sponges, cnidarians, annelids, crustaceans, pycnogonids, insects, molluscs, brachiopods, bryozoans, echinoderms, ascidians, fish, algae and higher plants. For each species a justification motivating its inclusion as an introduction into South African shores or its cryptogenic status, is provided. Challenges associated with this type of inventory work are explored and major patterns of bioinvasion within the region are summarized briefly.

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Published date: 25 August 2011
Keywords: bioinvasions, cryptogenic, estuarine, introduced, marine, south africa
Organisations: Ocean Biochemistry & Ecosystems

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Local EPrints ID: 354671
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/354671
ISSN: 0022-2933
PURE UUID: 6534cd45-0741-42ff-b272-56a2697b0061

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Date deposited: 17 Jul 2013 10:48
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 03:54

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Author: A. Mead
Author: J.T. Carlton
Author: C.L. Griffiths
Author: M. Rius

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