Thodoros Eystratios Kampouris

Thodoros Eystratios Kampouris
University of the Aegean · Department of Marine Sciences

Doctor of Marine Biology

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Introduction
Dr. Thodoros E. Kampouris, is a Marine Biologist. He collaborated with many research teams of Greek and Scottish universities and with the private and non-governmental sector. His research interests focus at marine and freshwater decapods, fisheries and alien species. He co authored more than 30 research articles, in peer reviewed journals, two books and book chapters among others
Additional affiliations
December 2017 - August 2019
November 2016 - January 2022
University of the Aegean
Position
  • PhD Student
September 2013 - November 2014
Heriot-Watt University
Position
  • Master's Student
Education
November 2016 - January 2022
University of the Aegean
Field of study
  • Marine biology
September 2013 - November 2014
Heriot-Watt University
Field of study
  • Marine Biology
September 2003 - July 2013
University of the Aegean
Field of study
  • Marine Sciences

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Publications (43)
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The blue crab, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896, is native to the Atlantic coasts of the Americas and globally one of the most highly invasive marine species. In the present study, the species diet and the foraging behaviour was studied in the Thermaikos Gulf and Papapouli Lagoon for the first time. Surveys were undertaken using fyke nets, shore s...
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The European spiny lobster Palinurus elephas is a vulnerable species that inhabits and is harvested in the Mediterranean Sea and the adjacent Atlantic waters. The fisheries associated with the spiny lobster are mainly conducted with tangle nets, trammel nets, pots, and creels. The fishing pressure has greatly reduced their numbers, changing them fr...
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A male Homarus americanus individual, commonly known as the American lobster, was caught by artisanal fishermen at Chalkidiki Peninsula, Greece, northwest Aegean Sea on 26 August 2019. The individual weighted 628.1 g and measured 96.7 mm in carapace length (CL) and 31.44 cm in total length (TL). The specimen was identified by both morphological and...
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The European spiny lobster is a species of great commercial value, yet a limited scientific knowledge exists on its biology, ecology, and physiology, especially for the stocks from east Mediterranean waters. The northern brown shrimp, a non-indigenous established species, is commercially exploited in regions of the Mediterranean Sea. Both species’...
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Research known as Citizen Science (CS) has been recognized as an important tool for both biodiversity restoration and fisheries management projects through active involvement of citizens and therefore for public environmental awareness too. CS projects should be well designed and state clear questions, that will benefit both the research goals and...
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This Collective Article presents new information about the occurrence of 21 taxa that belong to six Phyla: one Cnidaria, one Ctenophora, two Annelida, four Mollusca, two Arthropoda, and eleven Chordata. These records were reported from ten countries from the western to the eastern Mediterranean Sea as follows: Spain: early colonization signs of the...
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This Collective Article includes records of 29 alien and cryptogenic species in the Mediterranean Sea, belonging to eight Phyla (Rhodophyta, Ochrophyta, Cnidaria, Annelida, Mollusca, Arthropoda, Echinodermata, and Chordata) and coming from 11 countries. Notes published here can be divided into three different categories: occupancy estimation for wi...
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This Collective Article presents information about 21 taxa belonging to seven Phyla (one Ochrophyta, one Porifera, three Cni-daria, two Arthropoda, three Mollusca, one Echinodermata, and ten Chordata) and extending from the western Mediterranean Sea to the Levantine Sea. The new records were reported from nine countries as follows: Spain: first rec...
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New records of the alien species Pagrus major and Upeneus pori are reported from east Mediterranean Sea. The current record of P. major is the first of the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The record of U. pori is the northernmost in Mediterranean. Morphological comparisons between P. major and P. pagrus were made, clarifying the main differences. These...
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Callinectes sapidus is native to the Atlantic coasts of the Americas. In the Mediterranean, it appeared around 1949 and though that it is established in East Mediterranean waters, relevant studies are limited. The aim of the present study is to report quantitative and qualitative data on the blue crab’s biology and ecology in its non-native range,...
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Parupeneus forsskali has been the latest Indo-Pacific goatfish species to expand its range into the Mediterranean. It is the least studied alien mullid in the Eastern Mediterranean, and specific information on its diet is generally lacking in the literature. The objectives of this paper are (1) to comprehensively document the progress of its invasi...
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The first occurrence of a single specimen of the Lessepsian Nemipterus randalli Russell, 1986 is reported for the first time off Greek waters from south-eastern Aegean Sea, Rhodes Island (36°05’28.9"N-28°05’38.4"E). The current record fills an important gap at the species’ distribution in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Furthermore, the present stud...
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The distribution of marine life has been alarmingly reshaped lately and the number of non-indigenous species and their impacts are rapidly escalating globally. Timely and accurate information about the occurrence of non-indigenous species are of major importance for the mitigation of the issue. However, still large gaps in knowledge about marine bi...
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The diet composition of devil lionfish, Pterois miles (Bennet, 1828), from the Aegean Sea was investigated. The stomach contents of 42 samples (10 of which were empty) collected between May 2016 and November 2017 from Rhodes Island, Greece, were studied. The diet was composed predominantly of bony fish (78.5% in number, approximately 94.7% in bioma...
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The present paper provides strong evidence on the establishment of the Lessepsian prawn Penaeus pulchricaudatus (Decapoda, Dendrobranchiata, Penaeidae) in Cypriot waters based on the occurrences reported in the present study and on previous records. On the 3rd of September 2018, several P. pulchricaudatus individuals of different sizes were observe...
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Sturgeons are ancient and though that they were a major component of the inland fisheries globally, they are not well studied, and they face various threats like overharvesting, habitat degradation, anthropogenic interventions and others. Noteworthy, is that all European sturgeon species are threatened. Scientific community is not actually convince...
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The present paper reports the first record of the very rare Mediterranean Didogobius schlieweni Miller, 1993 in Greece. Furthermore, this record of D. schlieweni is the first from the Eastern Mediterranean basin. Based on the current record, it seems that D. schlieweni might have a wider distribution than previously thought. A summary of D. schliew...
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On July 2018 a specimen of the thermophilic fish Sparisoma cretense, commonly known as Mediterranean parrotfish, was captured in the Thermaic Gulf in the northwestern Aegean Sea, Greece, constituting the first such record in the region. The species mainly inhabits the southeastern shores of the Mediterranean, and its presence is in line with previo...
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Brachycarpus biunguiculatus (Lucas, 1846) is a cosmopolitan shrimp species belonging to Palaemonidae Family. Is the only species of genus Brachycarpus inhabiting Mediterranean waters where it is widely distributed but rarely recorded. In Greek waters B. biunguiculatus was reported from Ionian Sea, but not from Aegean. The present study reports and...
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The length-weight relationships (L-W) and the allometric growth profile of the stomatopod Squilla mantis was studied from Thermaikos Gulf, Aegean Sea, Greece. In total, 756 individuals were collected, by artisanal net fishery and log transformed data were used at the (L-W) relationships assessment. Three body parts were measured [carapace length (C...
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Citizen science has been proven a valuable tool in monitoring marine biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea contributing to the early detection and the monitoring of non-indigenous species (NIS) often by combining the use of social media and smartphone technology in data collection. In May 2016, iSea launched a relative project aiming to record info...
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Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing industries in a global level. Aquaculture represents the 20% of the total fish consumption within EU. The Greek aquaculture, along with olive oil, is export-oriented and among the most competitive primary sector. Furthermore, is one of the most important levers of economic growth, with 63 enterprises and 36...
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Offshore aquaculture seems to be a promising alternative at the increased demands of food, space and resources globally and in Europe and the USA it is considered as fast-growing sector. The EU through relative policies encourages the development of offshore farms, yet in certain areas such as the North Sea limitations are presented. Also, offshore...
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The spiny lobster is an ecologically important species and an important fishery resource. It is listed among the IUCN Red List of threatened species, classified as Vulnerable. Also, a priority species for conservation throughout in its range. The spiny lobster was known from Norway to the Mediterranean and east to Greece but now is rare. fisheries...
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New records of the alien species, Penaeus aztecus Ives, 1891, commonly known as the Northern brown shrimp, are reported from the Mediterranean Sea: first records from waters of Albania and Sicilian Ionian Sea, and new records from the southern coast of Sicily (from Mazara del Vallo to Pozzallo). The species appears well established in the southern...
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The rare crab Paragalene longicrura is herein recorded from Thermaikos Gulf which is the northmost record of the species in Greek waters. The species is only known from sporadic records in eastern Mediterranean basin. Ecological remarks on the habitat of P. longicrura and with other decapod species are described for the first time for the Mediterra...
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iSea launched in 2016 a citizen science project aiming at improving our knowledge on marine Non-Indigenous species in Greece
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The occurrence of the alien Charybdis (Gonioinfradens) paucidentatus is reported from Santorini Island after repeated underwater surveys carried out in 2014. The findings constitute the first record of an Indo-Pacific brachyuran in the south-central Aegean Sea, showing the successful expansion of this portunid recently introduced into the eastern M...
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Four different substrate choices were provided to the lobsters, these were sand, gravel, pebbles and concrete slabs. Each substrate was placed into trays of equal dimensions.
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Acanthurus monroviae inhabits the African coasts from Morocco to South Africa and the Canaries. It is distributed in various tropical and subtropical seas all around the world. The species feeds mainly on benthic algae and forms large schools that overwhelm other herbivorous fish species. It has been recorded at the Brazilian coasts and at the West...
Thesis
The species Callinectes sapidus can be found at the western coasts of the Atlantic Ocean (U.S.A) and is an invasive species for the eastern Atlantic Ocean and for the Mediterranean Sea. The species Penaeus aztecus is also native at the same region and it has introduced at the eastern basin of Mediterranean Sea from 2010 in Antalya, Turkey. The seco...
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A multidisciplinary approach based on morphological and genetic characters was applied for the spe cies identification of penaeids sampled from two coastal lagoons of N Aegean Sea. Two spe - cies were found: Melicertus kerathurus and Farfantepenaeus aztecus. The latter is an alien species and it was recorded for the first time in N Aegean Sea; the...
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Mysidae are commonly found in brackish ecosystems and play an important role on the trophic web and on the fish diet. The biological characteristics of Mesopodopsis slabberi (Mysidae) were assessed in Papapouli lagoon in Thermaikos gulf. Τhe results of this research revealed higher abundances (6.9 individuals/l) of this mysid compared to already ex...
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The occurrence of the species Ruvettus pretiosus in Greek waters was known for the Ionian Sea and the Aegean Sea, mainly at South. The recent capture of a specimen in Gerakini bay, Chalkidi ki (N Greece), documents for the first time the presence of the species in the area and for the se cond time in the North Aegean Sea.
Book
«Freshwater fishes and organisms of Hellas», published by the publishing house of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, with a preface by the Emeritus Professor of Biology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Mr. P.S. Economidis. The book consists of 500 pages and contains over 160 species of fish belong in 28 families, 11 species of c...
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Τhe main objective of the present study is the presentation of an integrated management plan for the Papapouli wetland in central Macedonia. This approach takes into account the sustainable development of the extensive aquaculture methods regarding the production seafood products of high quality and value as well as the protection and the promotion...

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Dear Colleagues, Non-native species can have major impact on aquatic biodiversity. Even though in some cases invasive species may be beneficial for local fisheries, ecology and economy, that is not the case with the majority of invasive species. The effects that they have on the native aquatic fauna and flora can be critical to their wellbeing and in some cases to the survival of the native species. These detrimental impacts can lead to a loss of revenue in fisheries, agriculture and the food processing industry. It is crucial to know the ecology of the invasive species and to identify their biological, behavioral and ecological advantages that allow them to dominate aquatic systems and to outcompete indigenous species. This Special Issue of Fishes aims to publish papers that deal with and advance the above-mentioned knowledge of invasive species in a variety of aquatic taxa (e.g., fishes, crustaceans, mollusks) as well as their management. Dr. Ioannis E. Batjakas Dr. Thodoros E. Kampouris Guest Editors
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The “Red Fish Project” is a Citizen-Science project, in collaboration with the Marine Sciences Department, University of the Aegean. The project aims at the more complete and detailed reporting of threatened and endangered fisheries resources, listed at the international Red List (IUCN Red List of Threatened Species), in Greek seas and eastern Mediterranean. The project focuses at four species: 1. The dusky grouper Epinephelus marginatus (Lowe, 1834). Worldwide, the species is considered as vulnerable, yet the European (Atlantic) and Mediterranean populations are considered as endangered. 2. The common dentex, Dentex dentex (Linnaeus, 1758). It is considered as vulnerable species. 3. The European spiny lobster Palinurus elephas (Fabricius, 1787). It is considered as vulnerable species. 4. The slipper lobster Scyllarides latus (Latreille, 1803). It is considered as data-deficient species. https://www.facebook.com/groups/481084575908558/
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