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Abstract

First record of the invasive green alga Codium fragile ssp. fragile (Chlorophyta, Bryopsidales) in Abruzzi waters, central Adriatic Sea.

Abstract

The authors report for the first time on the invasive green alga Codium fragile ssp. fragile (Suringar) Hariot from the Adriatic coast of the Abruzzi Region of Italy (central Adriatic Sea). Several thalli have been found stranded on the beach of Silvi Marina since November 2015. This species, native to East Asia, has widely invaded several locations of the Mediterranean where it has been probably introduced through boating or shellfish aquaculture.