Patterns of invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi distribution and variability in different recipient environments of the Eurasian seas: A review

T. A. Shiganova, U. Sommer, J. Javidpour, J. C. Molinero, A. Malej, A. S. Kazmin, M. Isinibilir, E. Christou, I. Siokou- Frangou, M. Marambio, V. Fuentes, Z. A. Mirsoyan, N. Gülsahin, F. Lombard, M. K.S. Lilley, D. L. Angel, B. S. Galil, D. Bonnet, F. Delpy

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Abstract

Harmful invader ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi's expansions in the Eurasian Seas, its spatio-temporal population dynamics depending on environmental conditions in recipient habitats have been synthesized. M. leidyi found suitable temperature, salinity and productivity conditions in the temperate and subtropical environments of the semi-enclosed seas, in the coastal areas of open basins and in closed water bodies, where it created autonomous populations. M. leidyi changes its phenology depending on seasonal temperature regime in different environments. We assessed ranges of sea surface temperature, sea surface salinity and sea surface chlorophyll values, sufficient for M. leidyi general occurrence and reproduction based on comprehensive long-term datasets, contributed by co-authors. This assessment revealed that there are at least two eco-types (Southern and Northern) in the recipient seas of Eurasia with features specific for their donor areas. The range of thresholds for M. leidyi establishment, occurrence and life cycle in both eco-types depends on variability of environmental parameters in their native habitats.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104791
JournalMarine Environmental Research
Volume152
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
T.A. Shiganova performed this study within the framework of State assignment of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation - theme #0149-2019-0010. A.S. Kazmin performed assessment of current advection, contributing to species dispersal within the framework of State assignment of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation - theme #0149-2019-0004. Authors also are grateful to Dr. A. Mikaelyan for help with some figures drawing.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 Elsevier Ltd

Keywords

  • Distribution patterns
  • Invasive ctenophores
  • Mnemiopsis leidyi
  • Native habitats
  • Phenology
  • Recipient eurasian seas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Aquatic Science
  • Oceanography

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