The Polychaete Polydora limicola in Benthic Communities of the Black Sea

The Polychaete Polydora limicola in Benthic Communities of the Black Sea Many papers dealing with nonindigenous species in the Black Sea do not mention the polychaete Polydora limicola Annenkova, a new invader in the Pontic-Azov Basin. In this connection, we will analyze here the taxonomic status of this species and discuss the history of its introduction and distribution in the northwestern Black Sea and related coastal lagoons. It is shown that P. limicola is now one of the most common species of the benthos in the Black Sea, especially in estuarine areas and coastal lagoons. The naturalization of this species resulted in changes in the structure of some bottom biocenoses of this region. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Marine Biology Springer Journals

The Polychaete Polydora limicola in Benthic Communities of the Black Sea

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Subject
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology
ISSN
1063-0740
eISSN
1608-3377
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1025437010580
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Abstract

Many papers dealing with nonindigenous species in the Black Sea do not mention the polychaete Polydora limicola Annenkova, a new invader in the Pontic-Azov Basin. In this connection, we will analyze here the taxonomic status of this species and discuss the history of its introduction and distribution in the northwestern Black Sea and related coastal lagoons. It is shown that P. limicola is now one of the most common species of the benthos in the Black Sea, especially in estuarine areas and coastal lagoons. The naturalization of this species resulted in changes in the structure of some bottom biocenoses of this region.

Journal

Russian Journal of Marine BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 12, 2004

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