Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Distribution of marine non-indigenous species in the northern zone of the Cabo Verde Archipelago
Authors: Monaco, Valentina
Curd, Amelia
Nunes, Flávia
Lopes, Evandro P.
UNESCO Clasification: 2510 Oceanografía
Keywords: Non-indigenous species
Marine biological invasions
Marine biodiversity
Cabo Verde
Issue Date: 2024
Publisher: Servicio de Publicaciones y Difusión Científica de la Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) 
Conference: 1st CONGRESS BRIDGE to AFRICA 
Abstract: Non-indigenous species (NIS) are considered among the main threats to biodiversity worldwide due to their potential negative im pacts on native ecosystems. The introduction of these species can result in imbalances in ecosystem functioning and biodiversityloss, making it essential to understand and manage these phenomena. In this context, the present study analyzes the diversity of marine NIS in the northern area of the Cabo Verde Archipelago using Au tonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS). The results revealed the presence of 11 NIS, mainly of Phylum Chordata, Subphylum Tu nicata, distributed in fi ve locations in the islands of São Vicente, Santo Antão and Ilhéu dos Pássaros. The highest number of NIS were observed in the Mindelo Marina (11 species), followed by Porto Grande and Ninho de Guincho (6 species each), Ilhéu dos Pássaros (4 species) and Porto Novo (2 species). The two commercial ports and one recreational marina hosted greater richness anddiversity of NIS compared to natural sites, highlighting these areas as the most vulnerable to the introduction of NIS. Signifi cant diff erences between sampling sites were noted which may be directly related to the infl uence of environmental, geographical and human inter ference factors. The proposed recommendations aim to mitigate the impact of NIS, including the use of preventive measures, risk assessments, ongoing monitoring, control of invasive species and ecosystem restoration. This research contributes to the under standing of marine biological invasions in Cabo Verde and will help to guide management practices.
ISBN: 978-84-9042-527-5
Source: 1st CONGRESS-BRIDGE to AFRICA [ISBN 978-84-9042-527-5], p. 70-71
Appears in Collections:Actas de congresos
Adobe PDF (84,92 kB)
Show full item record

Google ScholarTM




Export metadata

Items in accedaCRIS are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.