Biological Invasions

, Volume 12, Issue 9, pp 3379–3381 | Cite as

Trend in aliens species in the Mediterranean. An answer to Galil, 2009 «Taking stock: inventory of alien species in the Mediterranean Sea»

  • Argyro ZenetosEmail author


The number of marine alien species reported in Galil (Biol Invasions, 2009) is incomplete. Recent literature suggests that the number of aliens is nearly 1,000 and that the introduction rate is way off the 10 species per year suggested by Galil (Biol Invasions, 2009).


Alien species Mediterranean Atlantic origin 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hellenic Centre for Marine ResearchInstitute of Marine Biological ResourcesAtticaGreece

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