Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

First record of the invasive species Caulerpa cylindracea sonder (Caulerpaceae, chlorophyta) from chafarinas islands (N Africa).

Abstract

The Chafarinas Islands constitute an important biodiversity area in the Alboran Sea (western Mediterranean) that is under protection. For the islands, we present a new record of Caulerpa cylindracea, an aggressive, fast - spreading invasive taxon introduced into the Mediterranean Sea a few years ago. We warn about a potential invasion in this significant marine reserve.