The Influence of The Introduced Tropical Alga Caulerpa Taxifolia, on the Biodiversity of the Mediterranean Marine Biota
|Title||The Influence of The Introduced Tropical Alga Caulerpa Taxifolia, on the Biodiversity of the Mediterranean Marine Biota|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1996|
|Authors||Santini-Bellan, D., Arnaud P. M., Bellan G., & Verlaque M.|
|Journal||Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom|
The Mediterranean proliferation of Caulerpa taxifolia provides an opportunity to examine the extent to which an introduced species can modify biodiversity. During 1992, benthic invertebrates were sampled in Roquebrune-Cap Martin area, at depths of 6 and 10 m, from a Caulerpa station and a reference station. Species richness is slightly lower at 6 m within Caulerpa while the number of specimens is much reduced at both depths. Similarity indices compare well between reference and Caulerpa stations.
|Short Title||J. Mar. Biol. Ass.|