Authors: SPASE SHUMKA, LEFTER KASHTA, AREFI CAKE
Abstract: The serpulid Ficopomatus enigmaticus is listed among the nonindigenous species of the Mediterranean Sea, and its first occurrence in Albanian Adriatic waters is noted here. This record is the first for the southeast of the Adriatic. A description of ecological features and potential impacts on native biodiversity are given. The necessity for cooperation between countries for an integrated ecosystem approach is addressed.
Keywords: Adriatic Sea, Ficopomatus enigmaticus, Mediterranean, nonindigenous species, Polychaeta
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