Microcosmus squamiger(Michaelsen, 1904)


Details
Author:
Michaelsen, 1904
Ecofunctional Group:
Zoobenthos
Origin:
Circumtropical
First Mediterranean Sighting:
1963
First Mediterranean Ciatation:
Monro, 1937
Invasive Characteristic:
Yes
Donor Area:
--
Pathway/Vector:
Contaminant:Aquaculture, shipping/fouling, ,
Establishement/Success:
invasive
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Synonyms
Taxonomy
Kingdom : Animalia, Phylum : Chordata, Class : Ascidiacea, Order : Stolidobranchia, Family : Pyuridae,
Distribution
Country Regional Sea First Area Sighting Area Success Type MSFD First Area Citation contribution latitude longitude
Spain Alboran 1974 unknown West Mediterranean Turon, 1987
France unknown 1963 established West Mediterranean Monniot, 1981
Italy Ionian Sea 2000 established Central Mediterranean Mastrototaro et al., 2008
Italy Ligurian 1971 established West Mediterranean Zibrowius, 1992
Italy Tyrrhenian 2000 established West Mediterranean Mastrototaro & Dappiano, 2005
Morocco Alboran <1991 established West Mediterranean Zibrowius, 1992
Malta unknown <2008 established Central Mediterranean Izquierdo-Munoz et al., 2008

Distribution Map
Literature
  • Turon X., 1987. Estudio de las ascidias de las costas de Cataluna e Islas Baleares. PhD Thesis. University of Barcelona, Spain., ( WMEDESPALB-L1996 )
  • Monniot, C., 1981. Apparition de l'ascidie Microcosmus exasperatus dans les ports Mediterraneens. Tethys 10, 59–61., ( WMEDFRAUNK-L1990 )
  • Zibrowius H., 1992. Ongoing modification of the Mediterranean fauna and flora by the establishment of exotic species. Mesogee 51: 83-107, ( WMEDITALIG-L1993 )
  • Mastrototaro, F. & Dappiano, M. 2005. New record of the non-ndigenous species Microcosmus squamiger (Ascidiacea: Stolidobranchia) in the harbour of Salerno (Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy). JMBA2-Biodiv. Rec. 3pp (publ. online)., ( WMEDITATYR-L1991 )
  • Zibrowius H., 1992. Ongoing modification of the Mediterranean fauna and flora by the establishment of exotic species. Mesogee 51: 83-107, ( WMEDMARALB-L1995 )