Cryptic invasion in Southern Europe: The case of Ferrissia fragilis(Pulmonata: Ancylidae) Mediterranean populations

Federico Marrone, Sabrina Lo Brutto, Marco Arculeo, Vitale, Cannizaro, S. Lo Brutto, Marco Arculeo

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Abstract

Four populations of the North American ancylid gastropod Ferrissia fragilis have been found in SouthernItaly, thus expanding the known Eurasian distribution range of this invasive gastropod to the Mediterranean area. Bothmitochondrial markers used for the molecular identification of the sampled specimens (16S and COI) showed a modestto absent haplotypic diversity in the studied Ferrissia populations from Europe and Asia, and their perfect identity withsome of the haplotypes observed in North American F. fragilis populations. In the light of the scarce molecular diversityobserved in the whole Palaearctic area and of the growing evidences for the ongoing spreading of the species in Europe, theoccurrence of a single invasion event from North America possibly linked with aquarium plant trade followed by a rapidspreading of the species in Eurasia is suggested. The record of F. fragilis in Southern Italy caused some doubts on thepresence of autochthonous Ferrissia populations in Europe and on the actual existence of Ferrissia wautieri. A molecularanalysis of Ferrissia specimens from the loci typici of F. wautieri (Northern Italy) and F. clessiniana (Egypt) is definitelyopportune.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)484-490
Numero di pagine7
RivistaDefault journal
Volume66
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2011

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