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Vessel biofouling as an inadvertent vector of benthic invertebrates occurring in Brazil.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21251681     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article reviews the literature involving benthic invertebrates that are cited in association with hull fouling, reporting the species that occur on the Brazilian coast and evaluating the importance of this vector for the introduction of nonindigenous and cryptogenic invertebrates in Brazil. It discusses some of the strategies that were used by the species that allowed for their overseas transport and made it easier to cross natural barriers that otherwise would have been obstacles to their dispersion. The compiled data list 343 species (65% nonindigenous and 35% cryptogenic), mainly from the northwestern Atlantic Ocean. The traveling fauna, composed mostly of cosmopolitan species (70.3%), is primarily euryhaline and marine stenohaline, with sessile and sedentary habits. After delineating the shipborne species' ecological profiles and traveling strategies and evaluating their overlapping vectors, we concluded that hull vessels were the main vector of introduction to the Brazilian coast for 89.8% of the compiled species.
Cristiane Maria Rocha Farrapeira; Deusinete de Oliveira Tenório; Fernanda Duarte do Amaral
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-01-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Marine pollution bulletin     Volume:  62     ISSN:  1879-3363     ISO Abbreviation:  Mar. Pollut. Bull.     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-18     Completed Date:  2011-06-29     Revised Date:  2013-03-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0260231     Medline TA:  Mar Pollut Bull     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  832-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco-UFRPE, Dept. de Biologia, R. Dom Manoel de Medeiros, s/n, Dois Irmãos, Recife-PE 52-171-900, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Biofouling / statistics & numerical data*
Environmental Monitoring
Introduced Species / statistics & numerical data*
Invertebrates / growth & development*
Ships / statistics & numerical data*
Comment In:
Mar Pollut Bull. 2013 Feb 15;67(1-2):241-3   [PMID:  23318006 ]

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