Settlement of the alien mollusc Brachidontes pharaonis in a Mediterranean industrial plant: bioassays for antifouling treatment optimization and management.


:In this work, we investigated the efficacy of three new biocides (77351, 73532, 73503--NALCO®) as specific antifouling products against adult organisms of the bivalve Brachidontes pharaonis (Fischer P., 1870), a Lessepsian species introduced in the Mediterranean Sea by sea transport (ballast water), and which has recently shown invasive behaviour in an industrial plant in Southern Italy (Sicily). These biocides were tested to verify their efficacy, as well as their environmental compatibility at discharge point, using the crustacean belonging to the genus Artemia (Leach, 1819) as model organism, according to Government Decree (D. Lgs) No. 152/06. Biocides were also tested using alternative crustaceans, Amphibalanus amphitrite (Darwin, 1854), and Tigriopus fulvus (Fischer, 1860), in order to check whether their introduction as model species in the national regulation could affect discharge limit concentrations (DLC) due to their different sensitivity, with likely economic and technical repercussions in the industrial water treatment sector.


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Garaventa F,Corrà C,Piazza V,Giacco E,Greco G,Pane L,Faimali M




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  • A multibiomarker approach in the clam Ruditapes decussatus to assess the impact of pollution in the Ria Formosa lagoon, South Coast of Portugal.

    abstract::The Ria Formosa lagoon is an ecosystem whose water quality reflects the anthropogenic influence upon the surrounding areas. In this lagoon, the clam Ruditapes decussatus has a great economical importance and has been widely used as a biomonitor. A multibiomarker approach (δ-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase, metallothio...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Cravo A,Pereira C,Gomes T,Cardoso C,Serafim A,Almeida C,Rocha T,Lopes B,Company R,Medeiros A,Norberto R,Pereira R,Araújo O,Bebianno MJ

    更新日期:2012-04-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of natural current pH variability on the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus larvae development and settlement.

    abstract::One of the most important environmental factors controlling the distribution, physiology, morphology and behaviour of marine invertebrates is ocean pH. In the last decade, the effects of decreasing ocean pH as a result of climate change processes (i.e. ocean acidification) on marine organisms have been target of much ...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: García E,Clemente S,Hernández JC

    更新日期:2018-08-01 00:00:00

  • Metal accumulation in mussels of the Kuril Islands, north-west Pacific Ocean.

    abstract::Concentrations of cadmium, copper, iron, lead, manganese, nickel and zinc were investigated in two species of mussel from the Kuril Islands in the north-western Pacific Ocean: the short-lived mussel Mytilus trossulus and the much larger and longer-lived Crenomytilus grayanus. The concentrations of most elements were l...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kavun VY,Shulkin VM,Khristoforova NK

    更新日期:2002-04-01 00:00:00

  • Antioxidant capacity of polychaetes occurring at a natural CO2 vent system: Results of an in situ reciprocal transplant experiment.

    abstract::Ocean acidification (OA) is occurring at a fast rate, resulting in changes of carbonate chemistry in the oceans and in lowering of the pH. Previous studies have documented significant changes in the antioxidant defenses of marine species in response to OA. Here, selected polychaete species, Platynereis dumerilii, Poly...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ricevuto E,Benedetti M,Regoli F,Spicer JI,Gambi MC

    更新日期:2015-12-01 00:00:00

  • Cetacean response to summer maritime traffic in the Western Mediterranean Sea.

    abstract::Maritime traffic is one of many anthropogenic pressures threatening the marine environment. This study was specifically designed to investigate the relationship between vessels presence and cetacean sightings in the high sea areas of the Western Mediterranean Sea region. We recorded and compared the total number of ve...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Campana I,Crosti R,Angeletti D,Carosso L,David L,Di-Méglio N,Moulins A,Rosso M,Tepsich P,Arcangeli A

    更新日期:2015-08-01 00:00:00

  • Modeling the brain-pituitary-gonad axis in salmon.

    abstract::To better understand the complexity of the brain-pituitary-gonad axis (BPG) in fish, we developed a biologically based pharmacodynamic model capable of accurately predicting the normal functioning of the BPG axis in salmon. This first-generation model consisted of a set of 13 equations whose formulation was guided by ...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kim J,Hayton WL,Schultz IR

    更新日期:2006-07-01 00:00:00

  • Ecological role of bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) fish farms for associated wild fish assemblages in the Mediterranean Sea.

    abstract::The ecological effects of tuna fish farms are largely undocumented. This study confirmed their high capacity to attract surrounding wild fish. The aggregation effect persisted year round, without detectable seasonal differences. Farm impact was restricted to close proximity of the sea cages, and was more prominent ove...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Stagličić N,Šegvić-Bubić T,Ugarković P,Talijančić I,Žužul I,Tičina V,Grubišić L

    更新日期:2017-12-01 00:00:00

  • Coral reefs as the first line of defense: Shoreline protection in face of climate change.

    abstract::Coral reefs are responsible for a wide array of ecosystem services including shoreline protection. However, the processes involved in delivering this particular service have not been fully understood. The objective of the present review was to compile the main results in the literature regarding the study of shoreline...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Elliff CI,Silva IR

    更新日期:2017-06-01 00:00:00

  • Physiological effects of marine natural organic matter and metals in early life stages of the North Pacific native marine mussel Mytilus trossulus; a comparison with the invasive Mytilus galloprovincialis.

    abstract::The role of seawater NOM in reducing metal toxicity for marine organisms is not well understood. We investigated the effects of five different marine NOMs (two autochthonous, one allochthonous, two of mixed origin, at 8 mg C/L), three metals (6 μg Cu/L; 20 μg Pb/L; 25 μg Zn/L), and combinations between them, to early ...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Nogueira LS,Bianchini A,Smith S,Jorge MB,Diamond RL,Wood CM

    更新日期:2018-04-01 00:00:00

  • Modelling produced water dispersion and its direct toxic effects on the production and biomass of the marine copepod Calanus finmarchicus.

    abstract::Zooplankton is a key group in North Atlantic and Arctic food chains, and assessment and minimization of adverse effects from petroleum activities to this resource are important. The potential direct effects of produced water discharges on the biomass of Calanus finmarchicus were evaluated using a fully coupled, high r...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Broch OJ,Slagstad D,Smit M

    更新日期:2013-03-01 00:00:00

  • A survey of indicators for reproductive endocrine disruption in Fundulus heteroclitus (killifish) at selected sites in the Chesapeake Bay.

    abstract::Plasma vitellogenin and related parameters in the killifish Fundulus heteroclitus were measured at selected sites in the Chesapeake Bay. In males, vitellogenin was above the detection limit 14% of the time, and detections did not differ between sites or seasons. Few differences in plasma vitellogenin levels were found...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pait AS,Nelson JO

    更新日期:2009-10-01 00:00:00

  • Characterizing estuarine plume discharge into the coastal ocean using fatty acid biomarkers and pigment analysis.

    abstract::The transformation of estuaries by human activities continues to alter the biogeochemical balance of the coastal ocean. The disruption of this balance can negatively impact the provision of goods and services, including fisheries, commerce and transportation, recreation and esthetic enjoyment. Here we examine a link, ...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Fischer AM,Ryan JP,Levesque C,Welschmeyer N

    更新日期:2014-08-01 00:00:00

  • Short term impact of artisanal dredges in a Patagonian mussel fishery: Comparisons with commercial diving and control sites.

    abstract::Mussels in the San Matías Gulf fishery are targeted using artisanal dredges and diving. The main objective of this study was to assess the direct impact of artisanal dredging on the biota and sediments, and to compare the composition of the catches and the individual damage induced by fishing between dredging and comm...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Narvarte M,González R,Medina A,Avaca MS,Ginsberg S,Aliotta S

    更新日期:2012-02-01 00:00:00

  • Variation in the size structure of corals is related to environmental extremes in the Persian Gulf.

    abstract::The size structure of coral populations is the culmination of key demographic events, including recruitment, mortality and growth, thereby providing important insights to recent ecological dynamics. Importantly, the size structure of corals reflects both intrinsic (inherent life-history characteristics) and extrinsic ...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bauman AG,Pratchett MS,Baird AH,Riegl B,Heron SF,Feary DA

    更新日期:2013-03-01 00:00:00

  • Cephalopod beak sections used to trace mercury levels throughout the life of cephalopods: The giant warty squid Moroteuthopsis longimana as a case study.

    abstract::Cephalopods represent an important pathway for mercury transfer through food webs. Due to the general difficulties in capturing oceanic squid, beaks found in the diet of top predators can be used to study their life-cycles and ecological role. Using upper beaks of the giant warty squid Moroteuthopsis longimana (major ...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Queirós JP,Bustamante P,Cherel Y,Coelho JP,Seco J,Roberts J,Pereira E,Xavier JC

    更新日期:2020-10-01 00:00:00

  • Antioxidant and immune response of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus to different re-suspension patterns of highly polluted marine sediments.

    abstract::Marine pollution due to disused industrial activities is a major threat to ecosystems and human health, for example through the effects of re-suspension of toxic substances that are present in contaminated sediments. Here, we examined the effects of different re-suspension patterns of polluted sediments from the site ...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Milito A,Murano C,Castellano I,Romano G,Palumbo A

    更新日期:2020-09-01 00:00:00

  • Fish-habitat associations on a subsea pipeline within an Australian Marine Park.

    abstract::Subsea pipelines have been installed in all major hydrocarbon basins across the globe to support the offshore Oil & Gas (O&G) industry. These artificial structures provide hard substratum that can be colonised and utilised by sessile and mobile organisms. The present study utilises industry-collected remotely operated...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: McLean DL,Vaughan BI,Malseed BE,Taylor MD

    更新日期:2019-10-10 00:00:00

  • Exoskeletal deformities in Palaemonidae: are they a threat to survival?

    abstract::Shrimps of the Palaemon genus have been affected for over 15 years by a problem of exoskeletal deformities, particularly in the Gironde estuary (France). Given the large numbers of individuals affected, this study focus on a better description of the phenomenon to estimate its impact on shrimps. This study, on Palaemo...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Béguer M,Feuillassier L,Elie P,Boët P,Girardin M

    更新日期:2010-04-01 00:00:00

  • Low levels of copper reduce the reproductive success of a mobile invertebrate predator.

    abstract::Marine organisms that occur in urbanised bays can be exposed to low-level chronic pollution that results in sublethal changes to behavior or reproduction. The effects of low levels of copper on the reproductive success of a mobile invertebrate were assessed. Free living flatworms are common predators of bivalves and b...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lee KM,Johnston EL

    更新日期:2007-09-01 00:00:00

  • Induction of zona radiata and vitellogenin genes in estradiol and nonylphenol exposed male sheepshead minnows (Cyprinodon variegatus).

    abstract::Several genes normally induced by estradiol (E(2)) in female fish, those for vitellogenins (VTGs) and zona radiata proteins (ZRPs), are also inducible in males exposed to estrogenic chemicals. Male sheepshead minnows (SHM) were exposed to both E(2) and para-nonylphenol (NP), at several doses and times to determine a d...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Knoebl I,Hemmer MJ,Denslow ND

    更新日期:2004-08-01 00:00:00

  • Metabolism and organ distribution of nonylphenol in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).

    abstract::Nonylphenol (NP) is a breakdown product of alkylphenol polyethoxylates (APEs), an important class of non-ionic surfactants that are widely used in many detergent formulations and plastic products for industrial and domestic use. A complex microbial degradation pattern, characterized by the formation of several metabol...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Arukwe A,Goksøyr A,Thibaut R,Cravedi JP

    更新日期:2000-07-01 00:00:00

  • Transcriptional and post-transcriptional response of drug-metabolizing enzymes to PAHs contamination in red mullet (Mullus barbatus, Linnaeus, 1758): a field study.

    abstract::Aim of this study was to evaluate the responsiveness of red mullet (Mullus barbatus) liver detoxification enzymes to PAHs at transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels in the field. Fish were captured in the north-eastern Adriatic Sea, close to an oil refinery. Sixteen PAHs (EPA) were determined in sediments and ...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Della Torre C,Corsi I,Nardi F,Perra G,Tomasino MP,Focardi S

    更新日期:2010-07-01 00:00:00

  • Drivers of shell growth of the bivalve, Callista chione (L. 1758) - Combined environmental and biological factors.

    abstract::Seasonal shell growth patterns were analyzed using the stable oxygen and carbon isotope values of live-collected specimens of the bivalve Callista chione from two sites in the Adriatic Sea (Pag and Cetina, Croatia). Micromilling was performed on the shell surface of three shells per site and shell oxygen isotopes of t...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Purroy A,Milano S,Schöne BR,Thébault J,Peharda M

    更新日期:2018-03-01 00:00:00

  • An integrated chemical-biological study using caged mussels (Mytilus trossulus) along a pollution gradient in the Archipelago Sea (SW Finland, Baltic Sea).

    abstract::Mussels (Mytilus trossulus) were caged along a known pollution gradient in the inner Archipelago Sea (northern Baltic Sea) and retrieved after 71 and 121 d for the measurement of selected chemical contaminants in tissues and biological endpoints including biochemical biomarkers and growth. Additional samples were coll...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lehtonen KK,Turja R,Budzinski H,Devier MH

    更新日期:2016-08-01 00:00:00

  • Trophic ecology of the sea urchin Spatangus purpureus elucidated from gonad fatty acids composition analysis.

    abstract::Irregular sea urchins such as the spatangoid Spatangus purpureus are important bioturbators that contribute to natural biogenic disturbance and the functioning of biogeochemical cycles in soft sediments. In the coastal waters of the Balearic Islands S. purpureus occurs in soft red algal beds, and can reach high densit...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Barberá C,Fernández-Jover D,López Jiménez JA,González Silvera D,Hinz H,Moranta J

    更新日期:2011-05-01 00:00:00

  • Sublethal toxicity of orchard stormwater runoff in Sacramento splittail (Pogonichthys macrolepidotus) larvae.

    abstract::The sublethal effects of stormwater runoff from sections of a plum orchard treated with esfenvalerate or diazinon were evaluated in 7-day-old Sacramento splittail (Pogonichthys macrolepidotus) larvae. Fish were exposed to eight runoff samples using the USEPA standard static renewal method for 96 h acute toxicity testi...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Teh SJ,Deng D,Werner I,Teh F,Hung SS

    更新日期:2005-04-01 00:00:00

  • An energy budget for the subtidal bivalve Modiolus barbatus (Mollusca) at different temperatures.

    abstract::Clearance rates, respiration rates and food absorption efficiencies of the commercially interesting subtidal bivalve Modiolus barbatus were measured at different temperatures under laboratory conditions and scope for growth calculated. Clearance rates were highest at temperatures from 20 °C to 28 °C, whereas respirati...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ezgeta-Balić D,Rinaldi A,Peharda M,Prusina I,Montalto V,Niceta N,Sarà G

    更新日期:2011-02-01 00:00:00

  • Uptake and release of paralytic shellfish toxins by the clam Ruditapes decussatus exposed to Gymnodinium catenatum and subsequent depuration.

    abstract::A laboratory experiment was performed with the clam Ruditapes decussatus, fed with the toxic dinoflagellate Gymnodinium catenatum and the non-toxic algae Isochrysis galbana (14 days) and subsequently only with I. galbana (15 days). Individual paralytic shellfish toxins were determined by LC-FLD in G. catenatum cells, ...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Botelho MJ,Vale C,Grilo RV,Ferreira JG

    更新日期:2012-06-01 00:00:00

  • The susceptibility of corals to thermal stress by analyzing Hsp60 expression.

    abstract::Due to the increasing frequency and severity of the coral bleaching events in the context of global warming, there is an urgent need to improve our understanding of the susceptibility of corals to thermal stresses, particularly at the sub-cellular level. In this context, we examined the modulation of the polyp mitocho...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Seveso D,Montano S,Strona G,Orlandi I,Galli P,Vai M

    更新日期:2014-08-01 00:00:00

  • Sedimentary humic substances in the northern Adriatic sea (Mediterranean sea).

    abstract::Humic compounds were determined in sediments collected in an area of the Adriatic sea receiving fresh waters from the river Po. Sediment cores (10 cm) were sectioned into four layers which were analysed separately for redox potential (Eh), total phosphorus (TP), total organic carbon (TOC), humic (HA) and fulvic acid (...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Calace N,Cardellicchio N,Petronio BM,Pietrantonio M,Pietroletti M

    更新日期:2006-02-01 00:00:00