Zuljevic Ante

Zuljevic Ante
Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries | IZOR

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REFERENCES RESULTS AND DISSCUSION MATERIAL AND METHODS Spatial distribution. Presented data on Percnon gibbesi spatial distribution is based on compilation of the existing published data, reported sightings of different sea users and our records obtained during either targeted surveys or incidental records. Molecular identification. Genomic DNA fro...
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Studied Eastern Central Adriatic Sea Natura 2000 site, Pakleni Islands (HR3000095) (Croatia), is an area important for preservation of Posidonia beds that is a priority habitat type under the EU Habitats Directive. Moreover, Posidonia oceanica is included in the Red List of marine threatened species of the Mediterranean. Posidonia beds cover an ave...
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Levels of trace metals (Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Ni, Pb, Mn, and Zn) were measured in soft tissues and external tubes of the Mediterranean fanworm, Sabella spallanzanii (Gmelin, 1791), to evaluate its suitability as a biomonitor of metal pollution. Study was conducted in the coastal area of the eastern Adriatic Sea. Polychaetes were collected from two locat...
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The main objective of the project Common strategies and best practices to IMprove the transnational PRotection of ECOsystem integrity and services - IMPRECO is to enhance the safeguarding of ecosystems and ecosystem services. Additionally, the aim of this project is to tackle their environmental vulnerability by strengthening the potential of the P...
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Reported checklist of marine macroalgae combined all available data for the Montenegro as a whole and open coastal waters without the Boka Kotorska Bay. Number of taxa reported here is 367, including 73 green algae (Chlorophyta), 77 brown algae (Heteroconthophyta) and 217 red algae (Rhodophyta). There is no doubt that additional surveys and analysi...
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Here we report for the first time the presence of Dictyota cyanoloma in southern California. Dictyota cyanoloma is conspicuous in harbors and bays by its distinctive bright blue‐iridescent margins. This species was originally described from Europe but subsequent studies have revealed that it represented an introduction from Australia. The current d...
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Coralline algae are one of the most diversified groups of red algae and represent a major component of marine benthic habitats from the poles to the tropics. This group was believed to be exclusively marine until 2016, when the first freshwater coralline algae Pneophyllum cetinaensis was discovered in the Cetina River, southern Croatia. While sever...
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Parts of the macroalgal flora of the eastern Mediterranean remain incompletely known. This applies in particular to the circalittoral communities. This study, based upon 2 cruises in the Ionian and Aegean Seas, surveyed benthic communities from 40 to 150 m depth by remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) with a special focus on detecting communities of the...
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Refined baseline inventories of non-indigenous species (NIS) are set per European Union Member State (MS), in the context of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). The inventories are based on the initial assessment of the MSFD (2012) and the updated data of the European Alien Species Information Network, in collaboration with NIS experts...
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In September 2015, a massive occurrence of the Ostreopsis species was recorded in central Adriatic Kaštela Bay. In order to taxonomically identify the Ostreopsis species responsible for this event and determine their toxin profile, cells collected in seawater and from benthic macroalgae were analyzed. Conservative taxonomic methods (light microscop...
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Port baseline surveys (PBS) provide species inventories in and around ports, with a focus on non-indigenous species that may have been introduced by vessels, primarily via ballast water. PBS are an essential tool to support effective management strategies for non-indigenous as well as native harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens (HAOP). This pape...
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Lithophaga lithophaga is one of the commonest bivalves in the Mediterranean Sea and is present in almost every subtidal calcareous rock. Its reproductive cycle is known only from laboratory studies. Herein, we present data on the species reproductive activities based on localised but mass synchronized spawning events. The species reproduces at the...
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One of the objectives of the BALMAS project was to conduct Port Baseline Biological Surveys of native and non-indigenous benthic flora in 12 Adriatic ports. Samples of macroalgae growing on vertical artificial substrates were collected in spring and autumn 2014 and/or 2015. A total number of 248 taxa, 152 Rhodophyta, 62 Chlorophyta, and 34 Ochrophy...
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The intense shipping traffic characterising the Adriatic Sea favours the spread of marine organisms. Yet, a study of 12 Adriatic ports (4 on the western side and 8 on the eastern side of the basin) found that non-indigenous species (NIS) accounted for only 4% of the benthic communities settled on hard substrates. The cirripeds Amphibalanus amphitri...
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This paper presents a checklist of echinoderm species in the Adriatic Sea. The checklist is based on the review of the available literature data, with temporal coverage from the end of the 18th century to the present day, including the most recent investigations of benthic communities. A total of 108 species have been recorded: 2 species from class...
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Introduced Marine Pests (IMP, = non-indigenous marine species) prevention, early detection and risk-based management strategies have become the priority for biosecurity operations worldwide, in recognition of the fact that, once established, the effective management of marine pests can rapidly become cost prohibitive or impractical. In Western Aust...
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Caulerpa taxifolia is a marine alga of tropical and subtropical distribution and a well-known invasive species in several temperate regions. Its invasiveness mainly stems from the production of secondary metabolites, some of which are toxic or repellent substances. In this study we investigated the possible inhibitory effects of C. taxifolia second...
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ABSTRACTDictyota cyanoloma has recently been described from the Mediterranean Sea and Macaronesia but doubt had arisen as to whether this species was truly native in Europe. The species is mainly found on non-natural substrata (harbour walls, marinas, boat hulls, etc.), strongly suggesting that it is an introduction. Molecular sequence information...
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The area of the Port of Koper was sampled for benthic macroalgae within the BALMAS project, in order to prepare an overview of native and non-indigenous species (NIS). In the mediolittoral and upper-infralittoral belts of the port area, 28 algal taxa were found (21 Rhodophyta, 6 Chlorophyta and 1 Ochrophyta). Only one algal NIS was identified, the...
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Allochthonous alga Caulerpa taxifolia (Vahl) C. Agardh has been present in the Mediterranean Sea for over thirty years. Different types of negative impacts on species and entire communities have been well documented; however, studies of its impact on meiofauna are scarce. The aim of this study was to investigate the structure of meiofauna in the ar...
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Deep-water kelps are little-known large brown algae occurring close to the lower limit of photosynthetic life in the sea. This study compares historical and recent records of the deep-water Mediterranean kelp Laminaria rodriguezii in the Adriatic Sea. Historical records include data from herbarium collections and trawling fishery expeditions in the...
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Invasive species in east coast of southern Adriatic. Ecology and short description of species.
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Coralline red algae are significant components of sea bottom and up to now considered as exclusively marine species. Here we present the first coralline alga from a freshwater environment, found in the Cetina River (Adriatic Sea watershed). The alga is fully adapted to freshwater, as attested by reproductive structures, sporelings, and an inability...
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A new geographic record of the oomycete Olpidiopsis feldmanni infecting the tetrasporophytic stage of the red alga Asparagopsis sp. from the Adriatic Sea, confirmed through morphological identification, allowed us to expand previous observations of this organism. Ultrastructural investigations of environmental material showed a large central vacuol...
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The Dodecanese region has a high prevalence of marine alien species due to its close proximity to the Suez Canal and associated Suez shipping lanes, as well as its location at biogeographical border between sub-tropical and tropical biota. This region is therefore very important for the early detection of alien species entering the Mediterranean Se...
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Monitoring of Posidonia oceanica was carried out in the framework of the MedMPAnet Project in eight meadows not formerly explored in an area along the north coast of Croatia (Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Northern Adriatic Sea). The survey was aimed to collect preliminary data as a baseline for future surveillance cycles of the priority habitat 112...
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Monitoring of Posidonia oceanica was carried out in the framework of the MedMPAnet Project in eight meadows not formerly explored in an area along the north coast of Croatia (Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Northern Adriatic Sea). The survey was aimed to collect preliminary data as a baseline for future surveillance cycles of the priority habitat 112...
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Monitoring of Posidonia oceanica was carried out in the framework of the MedMPAnet Project in eight meadows not formerly explored in an area along the north coast of Croatia (Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Northern Adriatic Sea). The survey was aimed to collect preliminary data as a baseline for future surveillance cycles of the priority habitat 112...
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Based on the list provided by UNEP-RAC/SPA (2011) and field data from 20 coralligenous sites along the Eastern part of the Adriatic Sea, a preliminary selection of typical/indicator species that should be monitored within the Croatian national protocol has been proposed. This list includes 37 species/categories: 2 algal builders, 13 animal builders...
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Development of the national coralligenous monitoring protocol has been recently initiated in Croatia in the framework of the MedMPAnet project, with intention to primarily fulfill reporting and monitoring requirements of the EU Habitat Directive (92/43/EEC). However, basic information on coralligenous habitat along the Croatian coast is still lacki...
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Non-indigenous invasive bivalve Arcuatula senhousia was recorded in the area of the eastern Adriatic Sea in Neretva River Delta, in 2010, among tubes of well established aggregations of non-indigenous species of sedentary polychaete Ficopomatus enigmaticus at depths from 0.5 to 1 m. It was very abundant, with the maximal abundance of 102 N/400 cm2,...
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Littoral cartography is a valuable tool which uses shallow water macroalgal communities for monitoring ecosystem health and water quality. Cartography of littoral rocky-shore communities (CARLIT) is a European Union Water Framework Directive-compliant monitoring method widely used in the Western Mediterranean Sea. This non-destructive method is bas...
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Sediments under the invasive alga Caulerpa racemosa var. cylindracea were investigated in the southern Adri-atic Sea (Priježba Cove, Pelješac Peninsula, Croatia). To identify the potential impact of Caulerpa racemosa var. cylindracea on granulometric composition, organic matter, organic carbon, total nitrogen, phosphorus content and redox potential...
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After the first part of the checklist of red algae (Rhodophyta: Ceramiales) the second part from the eastern Adriatic coast is presented, based on records published from 1948 to 2009. For geographic analysis the coast is divided into three parts: northern, central, and southern. A total of 219 macroalgal taxa at specific and infraspecific level are...
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Scleractinian coral Oculina patagonica De Angelis 1908, non- indigenous species for the Adriatic Sea, was for the first time recorded during biological baseline survey in the harbour of Split (eastern coast of the Central Adriatic Sea), in May 2011. Colony was found in fouling community at depth of 3 m on concrete vertical wall. The surface of sing...
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The paper presents the first record of non-indigenous calcareous sponge Paraleucilla magna Klautau, Monteiro & Borojevic, 2004 in the area of the eastern Adriatic coast. The species was observed in the central Adriatic Sea in the area of Ploce harbour (international maritime transport) in 2011. It was present at depth from 0.5 m to 7 m in fouling c...
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Data on distribution and abundance of the knobby swimcrab Macropipus tuberculatus were collected from the by-catch during fishery-biological investigations of the trawling grounds (";Pipeta"; Expedition) in the area of the northern and middle Adriatic Sea from 1985 to 1994. The area investigated was approximately 59 000 km2 of the Adriatic continen...
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Gamete formation and release in Caulerpa racemosa var. cylindracea from the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea was followed in field and laboratory conditions. During the ten years of research only female gametes were observed. Gamete formation occurred when seawater temperature was above 20°C. Gametes had a distinct eyespot and were 9.3±6 0.6 μm (m...
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In the attempt to identify an appropriate molecular marker which will enable genetic distinction between different Cystoseira species from the Adriatic Sea, two mitochondrial molecular markers were tested: the mt 23S rDNA and the mt23S-tRNAVal spacer. Two species were studied: Cystoseira spinosa and Cystoseira squarrosa. Sequence analyses showed no...
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Online Resource – Video 1 Shallow rocky bottom affected by Caulerpa racemosa. Diver is collecting a sponge (Sarcotragus spinosulus) completely overgrown by the invasive alga at a depth of 7 m. Note that diver detaches the invaded sponge only by hand, which is not possible if the sponge is healthy
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Here we give a review of the taxonomic composition, depth distribution, and phytogeographic characteristics of benthic marine macroflora from Rijeka Bay. It is based on our research from 1950 to 2000, and on both a nomenclatural and a taxonomic critical revision of previous records from that region. The list contains 380 taxa belonging to the Rhodo...
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The present study was carried out in the wider area of Velike Soline, abandoned salina located on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea (Northern Dalmatia, Croatia). Samples were collected at six stations from February 2005 to January 2006. To characterize the habitat, physicochemical parameters of water and sediment (temperature, salinity, sedimen...
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This paper describes hydrographic and dynamic conditions in the Mljet lakes, through the analysis of high-frequency temperature measurements carried out at an intermediate layer of Big Lake (BL) and Soline Channel during two years (December 2005-October 2007). It appears that the lakes may be colder than the open sea during wintertime by as much as...
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Womersleyella setacea (Hollenberg) R. E. Norris (Rhodophyta, Ceramiales) is an invasive macrophyte in the Mediterranean Sea, first recorded from the coast of Italy in 1986. This is a review of the geographic distribution and depth limits of W. setacea invasion in the Adriatic Sea since its first record in 1997. Algal turfs were collected and examin...
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A checklist of brown algae (Heterokontophyta: Phaeophyceae) from the eastern Adriatic coast, based on records published from 1948 to 1997, is presented. For geographic analysis the coast is divided into three parts: northern, middle, and southern. A total of 180 macroalgal taxa at specific and infraspecific levels are recognized, in which 12 new co...
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The sand star Astropecten irregularis (Pennant, 1777) is a very common species in the Adriatic Sea. This study establishes the distribution, biomass and abundance of that species on the continental shelf of the open waters in the northern and middle Adriatic Sea based on experimental sampling by bottom trawl during 11 cruises of the “Pipeta” Expedi...
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The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) is a foraging specialist, with strong tendency towards herbivory of neritic-stage individuals. Due to lack of data on the feeding ecology of this species in the Mediterranean, we analysed diet composition of one juvenile green turtle with the curved carapace length of 40.0 cm, found dead in the eastern Adriatic...
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Here we present the first observation of the impact of the invasive Caulerpa racemosa var. cylindracea on native photophilic sponge species in the Adriatic Sea, with special focus on Sarcotragus spinosulus. Caulerpa racemosa var. cylindracea is able to completely overgrow the sponge, developing an exceptionally thick canopy with a maximum measured...
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The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) is a foraging specialist, with strong tendency towards herbivory of neritic-stage individuals. Due to lack of data on the feeding ecology of this species in the Mediterranean, we analysed diet composition of one juvenile green turtle with the curved carapace length of 40.0 cm, found dead in the eastern Adriatic...
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The sand star Astropecten irregularis (Pennant, 1777) is a very common species in the Adriatic Sea. This study establishes the distribution, biomass and abundance of that species on the continental shelf of the open waters in the northern and middle Adriatic Sea based on experimental sampling by bottom trawl during 11 cruises of the “Pipeta” Expedi...
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This study presents the first extensive investigation of echinoderm distribution in the area of mobile bottoms in the open part of the northern and middle Adriatic Sea. Five hundred and eighteen bottom trawl hauls were performed at 56 predetermined permanent stations along ten transects over different sediment types, at depths of 10 to 430 m. A tot...