Marine Biodiversity Records

Research Article

Additions to the marine alien fauna of Greek waters (2007 update)

A. Zenetosa1 c1, V. Vassilopouloua2, M. Salomidia1 and D. Poursanidisa3

a1 Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography, Anavissos 19013, Attica, Greece

a2 Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biological Resources, Agios Kosmas, Hellenikon 16777, Greece

a3 Department of Marine Science, University of the Aegean, 81100, Mytilene, Greece


The list of marine alien fauna in Greek waters is updated taking into account new findings (published and unpublished data). According to the present work, the number of species increases from 102 to 110. Of the eight new records, five are zoobenthic species, two zooplanktonic and another one a teleost fish. Moreover, records referring to the expansion range of aliens from an established stand to new areas are also presented, pointing out the species that could be considered as possible invaders to local communities.

(Received July 16 2007)

(Accepted November 12 2007)

(Online publication November 13 2007)


c1 Correspondence should be addressed to: A. Zenetos, Hellenic centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceangraphy, Anavissos 19013, Attica, Greece email: