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dc.contributor.authorMarra, M. V.
dc.contributor.authorBertolino, M.
dc.contributor.authorPansini, M.
dc.contributor.authorGiacobbe, S.
dc.contributor.authorManconi, R.
dc.contributor.authorPronzato, R.
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-20T16:16:03Z
dc.date.available2018-09-20T16:16:03Z
dc.date.issued2016-10-01
dc.identifier.citationMarra, M. V. Bertolino, M.; Pansini, M.; Giacobbe, S.; Manconi, R.; Pronzato, R. (2016). Long-term turnover of the sponge fauna in faro lake (north-east sicily, mediterranean sea). Italian Journal of Zoology 83 (4), 579-588
dc.identifier.issn1125-0003,1748-5851
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/12653
dc.description.abstractThe paper focuses on the long-term taxonomic composition and distribution of the shallow-water sponge fauna from the meromictic-anchialine coastal basin Faro Lake (Southern Italy), comparing recent qualitative field data with literature data over a 50-year period. The Faro Lake shallow water currently hosts 24 conspicuous species of Porifera belonging to 21 genera, 18 families, eight orders, three subclasses and two classes, i.e. Demospongiae (23) and Calcarea (one). The comparison between the present and past status of the sponge fauna showed a high turnover, with 15 new colonizers and only nine persistent species. Thirteen species reported in the literature are missing, suggesting the occurrence of remarkable changes in the faunal composition during the last 50 years. The analysis of the geographic distribution of each species allowed us to outline the prevalent North Atlantic affinity of the sponge community. Worthy of note is the new record of the alien calcareous sponge Paraleucilla magna of cryptogenic origin.
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofItalian Journal of Zoology
dc.subjectbiodiversity assessment
dc.subjectcoastal basin
dc.subjectporifera
dc.subjecttaxonomic richness
dc.subjectalien species
dc.subjectmarine ecosystems
dc.subjectmass-mortality
dc.subjectmessina
dc.subjectporifera
dc.subjectdemospongiae
dc.subjectstability
dc.subjectcommunity
dc.subjectcalcarea
dc.subjectstraits
dc.titleLong-term turnover of the sponge fauna in faro lake (north-east sicily, mediterranean sea)
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/11250003.2016.1251981
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/11250003.2016.1251981?needAccess=true
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