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First record of the invasive crab Percnon gibbesi (H. Milne Edwards) at Pianosa Island: the second goal reached by the innovative Marine Citizen Science Literacy Project PERCORSI NEL BLU (BLUE PATHS)

  • Autori: Mioni E.; Merlino S.; Balistreri P.; Mannino A.M.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2020
  • Tipologia: Abstract in atti di convegno pubblicato in volume
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This study represents the second scientific goal reached by the operating Project Team and the first record of the cryptogenic species Pec gbbe H Milne Edwards, at Pianosa Island October During a Scuba survey, almost specimens of P gbbe were recorded up to a depth of m and analyzed, according to some indicators such as health state, sex, morphology, and parameters such as temperature, covering of algal species, type of rocky bottom This tropical Atlantic grapsid crab is considered as the most invasive decapod currently expanding its distribution in the Mediterranean Sea.