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52. Lo Brutto S and D Iaciofano (2018) A taxonomic revision helps to clarify differences between the Atlantic invasive Ptilohyale littoralis and the Mediterranean endemic Parhyale plumicornis (Crustacea, Amphipoda). ZooKeys 754: 47–62.

51. Plicanti A, Iaciofano D, Bertocci I, Lo Brutto S (2017) The amphipod assemblages of Sabellaria alveolata reefs from the NW coast of Portugal: An account of the present knowledge, new records, and some biogeographic considerations. Marine Biodiversity, 47 (2): 521-534.

50.Iaciofano D and S Lo Brutto (2017) Parhyale plumicornis (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Hyalidae): is this an anti-lessepsian Mediterranean species? Morphological remarks, molecular markers and ecological notes as tools for future records. Systematics and Biodiversity, 15 (3): 238-252.

49.Lo Brutto S (2017) The case of a rudderfish highlights the role of natural history museums as sentinels of bio-invasions. Zootaxa, 4254 (3): 382-386.

48.Lo Brutto S (2017) A finding at the Natural History Museum of Florence affords the holotype designation of Orchestia stephenseni Cecchini, 1928 (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Talitridae). Zootaxa, 4231 (4): 569-572.

47.Sacco F, Marrone F, Lo Brutto S, Besbes A, Nfati A, Gatt M, Saber S, Fiorentino F, Arculeo, M. (2017) The Mediterranean Sea hosts endemic haplotypes and a distinct population of the dolphinfish Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758 (Perciformes, Coryphaenidae). Fisheries Research, 186: 151-158.

46.Bertocci I, Badalamenti F, Lo Brutto S, Mikac B, Pipitone C, Schimmenti E, Vega Fernández T, Musco L (2017) Reducing the data-deficiency of threatened European habitats: Spatial variation of sabellariid worm reefs and associated fauna in the Sicily Channel, Mediterranean Sea. Marine Environmental Research, 130: 325-337.

45.Cariani A, Messinetti S, Ferrari A, Arculeo M, Bonello JJ, Bonnici L, Cannas R, Carbonara P, Cau A, Charilaou C, El Ouamari N, Fiorentino F, Follesa MC, Garofalo G, Golani D, Guarniero I, Hanner R, Hemida F, Kada O, Lo Brutto S, Mancusi C, Morey G, Schembri PJ, Serena F, Sion L, Stagioni M, Tursi A, Vrgoc N, Steinke D, Tinti F (2017) Improving the conservation of mediterranean chondrichthyans: The ELASMOMED DNA barcode reference library. PLoS ONE, 12 (1), art. no. e0170244.

44.Iaciofano D and S Lo Brutto (2016) Re-description of Orchestia stephenseni Cecchini, 1928: Designation of neotype and senior synonym to Orchestia constricta A. Costa, 1853 (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Talitridae) by Reversal of Precedence. Zootaxa, 4150 (1): 40-60.

43.Šegvić-Bubić T, Marrone F, Grubišić L, Izquierdo-Gomez D, Katavić I, Arculeo M, Lo Brutto S (2016) Two seas, two lineages: How genetic diversity is structured in Atlantic and Mediterranean greater amberjack Seriola dumerili Risso, 1810 (Perciformes, Carangidae). Fisheries Research, 179: 271-279.

42.Lo Brutto S, Iaciofano D, Lubinevsky H, Galil BS (2016) Grandidierella bonnieroides Stephensen, 1948 (Amphipoda, Aoridae) first record of an established population in the Mediterranean Sea. Zootaxa, 4092 (4): 518-528.

41.Schimmenti E, Musco L, Lo Brutto S, Mikac B, Nygren A, Badalamenti F (2016) Mediterranean record of Eulalia ornata (Annelida: Phyllodocidae) corroborating its fidelity link with the Sabellaria alveolata reef habitat. Mediterranean Marine Science, 17 (2): 359-370.

40.Mannino AM, Balistreri P, Iaciofano D, Galil BS and S Lo Brutto (2015) An additional record of Kyphosus vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) (Osteichthyes, Kyphosidae) from Sicily clarifies the confused situation of the Mediterranean kyphosids. Zootaxa 3963 (1): 045–054.

39.Krapp-Schickel T and S Lo Brutto (2015) Two new Mediterranean Stenothoe (Crustacea, Amphipoda) from the coast of Israel. Marine Biodiversity Records 8: e84.

38.Landi M, Dimech M, Arculeo M, Biondo G, Martins R, Carneiro M, Carvalho GR, Lo Brutto S, Costa FO (2014) DNA Barcoding for Species Assignment: The Case of Mediterranean Marine Fishes. PLoS ONE 9(9): e106135. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0106135 .

37.Arculeo M, Lo Brutto S, Cannizzaro L, Vitale S (2014) Growth and reproduction of the deep-water rose shrimp, Parapenaeus longirostris (Lucas, 1846) (DECAPODA, PENAEIDAE), in the southern Tyrrhenian Sea. Crustaceana, 87 (10) 1168-1184.  

36.Arculeo M and S Lo Brutto (2014) New contribution to the systematic status of various Mediterranean scorpionfish, as inferred from a mitochondrial DNA sequence. Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía, 49(2): 367-371.

35.Sarà G, Milanese M, Prusina I, Sarà A, Angel DL, Glamuzina B, Nitzan T, Freeman S, Rinaldi A, Palmeri V, Montalto V, Lo Martire M, Gianguzza P, Arizza V, Lo Brutto S, De Pirro M, Helmuth B, Murray J, De Cantis S and GA Williams (2014) The impact of climate change on Mediterranean intertidal communities: losses in coastal ecosystem integrity and services. Regional Environmental Change 14 (Suppl 1): S5–S17.

34.Marrone F, Deidun A, Curatolo T, Arculeo M and S Lo Brutto (2014) Species identification of the psammophilous tenebrionid beetles Phaleria acuminate Küster, 1852 and Phaleria bimaculata (Linnaeus, 1767) from central Mediterranean beaches: geometric morphometrics and molecular insights from species- to population-level. Zoomorphology 133 (1): 71 – 82.

33.Curatolo T, Calvaruso C, Galil BS and S Lo Brutto (2013) Geometric morphometry supports a taxonomic revision of the Mediterranean Bathyporeia guilliamsoniana (Spence Bate, 1857) (Amphipoda, Bathyporeiidae). Crustaceana 86 (7-8): 820-828.

32.Lo Brutto S, Arculeo M, Krapp-Schickel T and V Ketmaier (2013) Forward to the special issue “New frontiers for Monitoring European Biodiversity: the role and importance of amphipod crustaceans” Crustaceana 86 (7-8): 769-779.

31.Lo Brutto S, Maggio T, Arculeo M (2013) Isolation By Distance (IBD) signals in the deep-water rose shrimp Parapenaeus longirostris (Lucas, 1846) (Decapoda, Panaeidae) in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Environmental Research 90: 1- 8.

30.Marrone F, Lo Brutto S, Hundsdoerfer AK, Arculeo M (2013) Overlooked cryptic endemism in copepods: systematics and natural history of the calanoid subgenus Occidodiaptomus Borutzky 1991 (Copepoda, Calanoida, Diaptomidae) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66: 190 – 202.

29.  S Lo Brutto, T Maggio, R Cannas, AM Deiana and M Arculeo (2012) Further investigations in the deep-water blue-red shrimp Aristeus antennatus (Risso 1816) (Crustacea: Decapoda) populations, as inferred from Amplified Fragment Length Polimorfism (AFLP) and mtDNA analyses. Crustaceana 85 (11): 1393-1408.

28.R Mejri, S Lo Brutto, N Hassine, M Arculeo, OK Ben Hassine (2012) Overlapping patterns of morphometric and genetic differentiation in the endemic Mediterranean Pomatoschistus tortonesei Miller 1968 (Perciformes, Gobiidae) in Tunisian lagoons. Zoology 115: 239– 244.

27.R Cannas, F Sacco, MC Follesa, A Sabatini, M Arculeo, S Lo Brutto, T Maggio, AM Deiana & A Cau (2012) Genetic variability of the blue and red shrimp Aristeus antennatus in the Western Mediterranean Sea inferred by DNA microsatellite loci. Marine Ecology - An evolutionary perspective 33: 350–363.

26. Deidun A, Marrone F, Sparacio I, Arculeo M, Curatolo T, Sciberras A, Sciberras J, Lo Brutto S (2011) Morphological variability in and distributional data on Phaleria bimaculata populations from islands of the Central Mediterranean area. Bulletin of Insectology 64 (2): 215-222.

25. Arculeo M and S Lo Brutto (2011) Growth and reproduction data of Plesionika narval (Decapoda, Caridea, Pandalidae) off the Island of Ustica (southern Tyrrhenian Sea). Crustaceana 84 (11): 1367-1375.

24. Arculeo M, Vitale S, Cannizzaro L and S Lo Brutto (2011) Growth parameters and population structure of Aristeus antennatus (Decapoda, Penaeidae) in the south Tyrrhenian Sea (southern coast of Italy). Crustaceana 84 (9): 1099-1109.

23. Marrone F, S Lo Brutto & M Arculeo (2011) Cryptic invasion in Southern Europe: The case of Ferrissia fragilis (Pulmonata: Ancylidae) Mediterranean populations. Biologia 66/3: 484—490, 2011.

22. Marrone F, Miserocchi D, Alfonso G and S Lo Brutto (2011) First record of Hemidiaptomus (Gigantodiaptomus) superbus (Schmeil, 1895) in Italy, with notes on distribution and conservation status (Copepoda, Calanoida, Diaptomidae). Journal of Limnology 70 (1). 149 – 155.

21. Mejri R, Arculeo M, Ben Hassine OK and S Lo Brutto (2011) Genetic architecture of the marbled goby Pomatoschistus marmoratus (Perciformes, Gobiidae) in the Mediterranean Sea. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 58: 395 – 403.

20. Lo Brutto S, Arculeo M and W S Grant (2011) Climate change and population genetic structure of marine species. Chemistry and Ecology, 27: 2, 107 — 119.

19. Lo Brutto S, Arculeo M and M Sarà (2011) Italian Peninsula preserves an evolutionary lineage of the Fat dormouse Glis glis L. (Rodentia: Gliridae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 102, 11–21.

18. Lo Brutto S, Hristovski N and M Arculeo (2010) Genetic divergence between morphological forms of brown trout Salmo trutta L. in the Balkan region of Macedonia. Journal of Fish Biology 76: 1220–1227.

17. Marrone F, Lo Brutto S and M Arculeo (2010) Molecular evidences for cryptic speciation in the freshwater copepod genus Hemidiaptomus G.O. Sars, 1903 (Calanoida, Diaptomidae). Hydrobiologia 644: 115 – 125.

16. Arculeo M, Biondo G and S Lo Brutto (2010) New record of the black-bellied anglerfish Lophius budegassa Spinola, 1807 in the Mediterranea Sea with unusual skin coloration. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 26: 131- 133.

15. Maggio T, Lo Brutto S, Garoia F, Tinti F and M Arculeo (2009) Microsatellite analysis of red mullet Mullus barbatus (Perciformes, Mullidae) reveals the isolation of the Adriatic Basin in the Mediterranean Sea. ICES Journal of Marine Science 66 (9): 1883-1891.

14. Mejri, R, Lo Brutto S, Ben Hassine O K and M Arculeo (2009) A study on Pomatoschistus tortonesei Miller 1968 (Perciformes, Gobiidae) reveals the Siculo-Tunisian Strait (STS) as a breakpoint to gene flow in the Mediterranean basin. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 53 (2): 596–601.

13. Maggio T, Lo Brutto S, Cannas R, Deiana AM and M Arculeo (2009) Environmental features of deep-sea habitats linked to the genetic population structure of a crustacean species in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Ecology - An evolutionary perspective, 30 (3): 354 - 365.

12. Stöck M, Sicilia A, Belfiore N M, Buckley D, Lo Brutto S, Lo Valvo M and M Arculeo (2008) Post-Messinian evolutionary relationships across the Sicilian channel: Mitochondrial and nuclear markers link a new green toad from Sicily to African relatives. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8:56.

11. Sirna Terranova M, Lo Brutto S, Arculeo M and J B Mitton (2007) A mitochondrial phylogeography of Brachidontes variabilis (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) reveals three cryptic species. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 45(4): 289 - 298.

10. Sirna Terranova M, Lo Brutto S, Arculeo M and J B Mitton (2006) Population structure of Brachidontes variabilis (P. Fisher, 1870) (Bivalvia, Mytilidae) in the Mediterranean Sea and evolution of a novel mtDNA polymorphism. Marine Biology, 150: 89 – 101.

9. Lo Brutto S, Arculeo M and M Sarà (2004) Mitochondrial simple sequenze repeats and 12S-rRNA gene reveal two distinct lineages of Crocidura russula (Mammalia, Soricidae). Heredity, 92: 527 –533.

8. Lo Brutto S, Arculeo M and N Parrinello (2004) Congruence in genetic markers used to describe different Mediterranean and Atlantic populations of European hake (Merluccius merluccius L. 1758). Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 20: 81 - 86.

7. Levi D, Patti B, Rizzo P, Lo Brutto S, Parrinello N and M Arculeo (2004) Genetic and morphometric variation of the Mediterranean hake, Merluccius merluccius, in the Strait of Sicily (Central Mediterranean): implications for stock assessment of shared resources. Italian Journal of Zoology, 71: 165 - 170.

6. Arculeo M, Lo Brutto S, Sirna-Terranova M, Maggio T, Cannizzaro L and N Parrinello (2003) The Stock Genetic Structure of Two Sparidae Species, Diplodus vulgaris and Lithognathus mormyrus, in the Mediterranean Sea. Fisheries Research, 63: 339 - 347.

5. Arculeo M., Mauro A, Lo Brutto S, Mirto S, Cammarata M, Mazzola A, Parrinello N (1999) Biochemical genetic differentiation between Pomatoschistus marmoratus and P. tortonesei (Pisces, Gobiidae). Journal of Fish Biology, 54: 190-195.

4. Arculeo M, Lo Brutto S, Cammarata M, Scalisi M, Parrinello N (1999) Genetic population structure of Mediterranean Sea red mullet (Mullus barbatus) (Pisces, Mullidae). Russian Journal of Genetics, 35 (3): 292-296.

3. Lo Brutto S, Arculeo M, Mauro A, Scalisi M, Cammarata M, Parrinello N (1998) Allozymic variation in Mediterranean hake, Merluccius merluccius (Gadidae). Italian Journal of Zoology, 65, S1:49-52.

2. Arculeo M, Lo Brutto S, Pancucci A, Cammarata M, Parrinello N (1998) Electrophoretic study on two morphologically distinguishable populations of Paracentrotus lividus (Echinodermata) from distinct areas of the mediterranean coast. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 78, 231-238.

1. Arculeo M, Mauro A, Scelsa G, Lo Brutto S, Cammarata M, Parrinello N (1996) Protein differences among the Mediterranean species of the genus Spicara. Journal of Fish Biology, 49:1317-1322.


26. Giangrasso MG, Schimmenti E, Balistreri P, Iaciofano D & Lo Brutto S (2017) A first snapshot of sandy-beach amphipod (CRUSTACEA) assemblage in a Marine Protected Area, Favignana Island (central Mediterranean Sea). Biodiversity Journal, 8(2), 665-667.

25. Lo Brutto S, Schimmenti E, Iaciofano D (2017) The 17th International Colloquium on Amphipoda. Biodiversity Journal, 8(2), 391-394.

24. Iaciofano D, Schimmenti E, Lo Brutto S (2017) Alien species: friend or enemy of environmental health?. Journal of Biological Research 90 (1S): 27.

23. Lo Brutto S., Iaciofano D., Schimmenti E., Lubinevsky H., Galil B.S. & Bazan G. (2016). Enviromental quality of soft-bottom in Haifa Bay (Israel): Amphipod assemblages. Biologia Marina Mediterranea, 23(1): 110-111.

22. Sacco F, Marrone F, Lo Brutto S, Besbes A, Nfati A, Gatt M, Saber S, Fiorentino F and M Arculeo (2015) Molecular diversity of dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) Shows the merging of endemic and widespread haplotypes in the Mediterranean Sea. Biologia Marina Mediterranea, (in press)

21. Iaciofano D., Musco L., Vega Fernández T. & Lo Brutto S. (2015). Anfipodi associati ai reef di Sabellaria alveolata (Annelida: Sabellariidae) del Canale di Sicilia (Mar Mediterraneo). Biologia Marina Mediterranea, 22(1): 95-95.

20. Schimmenti E, Lo Brutto S, Badalamenti F, Giangrande A, Mikac B, Musco L (2015). Dna-Barcoding to solve the tricky case of co-occurring Sabellaria (Annelida) species in the Mediterranean Sea. Biologia Marina Mediterranea (in press)

19. Musco L, F Andaloro, G. D'Anna, A. Giangrande, S. Lo Bruttto, B. Mikac, S. Mirto, C. Pipitone, D. Scuderi, T. Vega Fernández, F. Badalamenti (2015) Impatto di Caulerpa taxifolia var. distichophylla su marco e meiofauna associate a Posidonia oceanica. Biologia Marina Mediterranea (in press)

18. Iaciofano D and Lo Brutto S (2013) Tassonomia e Conservazione. La presenza di caratteri polimorfici nei Crostacei Anfipodi risulta un fattore limitante per la delimitazione delle specie. Atti 74° Congresso UZI (Unione Zoologica Italiana.) Modena 24-27 Settembre 2013; In: Atti della Società dei Naturalisti e Matematici di Modena, (144), 88-89.

17. Arculeo M, Maggio T, Lo Brutto S (2008) Due casi-studio di “Stock identification” con microsatelliti nel Mar Mediterraneo: la triglia di fango Mullus barbatus e il nasello Merluccius merluccius. Biologia Marina Mediterranea 15 (1): 180-183.

16. Arculeo M, Maggio T, Pellerito R, Lo Brutto S (2007) Dati preliminari sulla variabilità della regione di controllo in Parapenaeus longirostris e Aristeus antennatus. Biologia Marina Mediterranea 14 (2): 258 – 259.

15. Arculeo M, Vaccaro AM, Lo Brutto S (2007) Andamento delle catture di Aristeus antennatus (Risso, 1816) nella Sicilia settentrionale attraverso dati di sbarco. Biologia Marina Mediterranea, 14 (2): 260 – 261.

14. Rizzo C, Lo Brutto S, Arculeo M and N Parrinello (2006) Assessment of inbreeding in hatchery samples of the red seabream Pagrus major (Perciformes, Sparidae). Naturalista Siciliano, S. IV, XXX (3-4), pp. 475 –483.

13. Arculeo M., Sirna Terranova M., Maggio T., Lo Brutto S., - Analisi della struttura genetica di popolazioni siciliane di Merluccius merluccius (Teleostei: Merluccidae) attraverso l’uso di microsatelliti Biologia Marina Mediterranea (2006)13(1):793-796.

12. Arculeo M., Maggio T., Lo Brutto S., Sirna Terranova M. (2006) Identificazione di stock di Mullus barbatus (Teleostei: Perciformes) attraverso l’uso di microsatelliti. Biologia Marina Mediterranea 13 (1): 789-792.

11. M. Arculeo, Maggio T., M. Sirna Terranova, S. Lo Brutto (2006) L’analisi della regione di controllo mitocondriale rivela due pool genici nella ricciola mediterranea Seriola dumerili lungo le coste siciliane. Biologia Marina Mediterranea 13 (1): 785-788.

10. Arculeo M, Lo Brutto S, Maggio T, Sirna Terranova M (2005) Identificazione di stock mediante analisi del DNA nucleare e mitocondriale nelle specie ittiche Merluccius merluccius (nasello), Mullus barbatus (triglia di fango) e Seriola dumerili (ricciola) catturate lungo le coste siciliane. Naturalista siciliano, S. IV, XXIX (1 – 2): 19 – 36.

9. Arculeo M, Lo Brutto S, Sirna Terranova R, Maggio T, Cannizzaro L, Parrinello N (2003) Variabilità genetica intraspecifica e flusso genico in due specie di Sparidi nel Mar Mediterraneo. Biologia Marina Mediterranea, vol. 10 (2): 767 – 768.

8. Parrinello N, Lo Brutto S, Picciurro A, Arculeo M, Rinaldi A M (1999) Taxonomic study of the family Centrachantidae (Pisces) by RFLP analysis. Biologia Marina Mediterranea, 6: 719-721.

7. Arculeo M, Lo Brutto S, Cammarata M, Mazzola A, Parrinello N (1997) Variabilità genetica di Seriola dumerili attraverso dati elettroforetici. Biologia Marina Mediterranea, 4: 508-509.

6. Lo Brutto S, Pancucci A, Arculeo M (1995) Note sulla fauna ad Anfipodi della parte settentrionale del golfo di Euboikos (Grecia). Biologia Marina Mediterranea, 2: 389-390;

5. Lo Brutto S, Scotti G F, Chemello R, Arculeo M (1995) Analisi del popolamento ad Anfipodi dello strato foliare di Cymodocea nodosa (Varia) Aschers nello Stagnone di Marsala (Sicilia Occidentale). Biologia Marina Mediterranea, 2: 387-388.

4. Arculeo M, Lo Brutto S, Cammarata M, Pancucci A, Parrinello N, (1995) Variabilità genetica di Paracentrotus lividus in due aree del Mediterraneo. Biologia Marina Mediterranea, 2: 345-346.

3. Lo Brutto S, Chemello R, Riggio S (1994) Crostacei Anfipodi dell’Isola di Lampedusa (Isole Pelagie). Biologia Marina Mediterranea, 1: 393-394.

2. Arculeo M, Cammarata M., Lo Brutto S, Parrinello N (1994) Variabilità genetica di Mullus barbatus lungo le coste italiane, Biologia Marina Mediterranea, 1: 327-328.

1. Lo Brutto S, Lipari R, D’Anna G (1994) Il ruolo degli Anfipodi nell’alimentazione di quattro specie ittiche commerciali nel Golfo di Castellammare (Sicilia N/O), Biologia Marina Mediterranea, 1: 303-304.