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This paper presents a novel assay that allows a quick and robust assessment of the effects of biocides on the initial settling and establishment of marine photoautotrophic biofilms. The assay integrates the response of the multitude of indigenous fouling organisms,...

["Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Taxonomy","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.240v3
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The coast of northern Primorye region, north of Peter the Great Bay has been sparsely studied in regards to its molluscan fauna, with just a few works reviewing the distribution of local mollusks. This work presents a survey of the shallow water heterobranch sea...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2590v1
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The present work intends to demonstrate why the euglenas (Euglenophyceae) should be treated under the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (ICN, from now on). Most comprehensive treatments for the group have been made under previous versions...

["Biodiversity","Cell Biology","Marine Biology","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1824v1
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The Pacific cheilostome bryozoan Celleporaria brunnea (Hincks, 1884), a non-indigenous species already known for the Mediterranean Sea, was recorded in 2013-2014 from nine Italian port localities (Genoa, Santa Margherita Ligure, La Spezia, Leghorn, Viareggio, Olbia,...

["Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1592v1
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Background. Fish species may be identified based on their unique otolith shape or contour. Several pattern recognition methods have been proposed to classify fish species through morphological features of the otolith contours. However, there has been no fully-automated...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Bioinformatics","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1517v1
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Teleosaurids were a successful group of semi-aquatic crocodylomorphs that were an abundant part of coastal marine/lagoonal faunas during the Jurassic. Their fossil record suggests that the group declined in diversity and abundance during the Late Jurassic. 'Steneosaurus’...

["Marine Biology","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1351v1
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Teleosaurids were a semi-aquatic group of crocodylomorphs with a fossil record that spanned the Jurassic Period. Abundant specimens are known from Oxford Clay (OCF, Callovian to lower Oxfordian) and Kimmeridge Clay (KCF, Kimmeridgian to lower Tithonian) Formations...

["Marine Biology","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1349v1
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Pholidosauridae was a clade of longirostrine crocodyliforms that radiated across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas between the Middle Jurassic to Late Cretaceous. The type genus of this clade, Pholidosaurus, is poorly understood and even the number of valid...

["Marine Biology","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1348v1
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Metriorhynchids were a widely distributed group of marine crocodylomorphs that thrived during the Middle Jurassic–Early Cretaceous. Within this group there is a subclade, Geosaurini, that evolved craniodential characteristics indicative of macrophagy (feeding on...

["Marine Biology","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1345v1
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The Marchica lagoon is the single lagoon on the Mediterranean coast of Morocco. Beside its ecological and socio-economic values, the lagoon is under pressure of a complex mixture of human-mediated stressors (urbanization, pollution, overfishing, tourism, etc.)....

["Biodiversity","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1082v1
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Sponges are one of the main components of Mediterranean benthic ecosystems. Aim of this work was to perform a preliminary survey of conspicuous sponges in the Marine Protected Areas of Capo Caccia – Isola Piana and Asinara (North-Western Sardinia) harbouring wide...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1044v1
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Epiphytes cover on Posidonia oceanica leaves in the area affected by Costa Concordia wreck (Giglio Island, Tuscany, Italy) have been assessed as indicator of environmental quality within the integrated monitoring plan set up after the accident. Bryozoans have wide...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1036v1
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We present the first photographic evidence of the presence of the giant manta ray Manta birostris in east Australian waters. Two individuals were photographed off Montague Island in New South Wales and off the north east coast of Tasmania, during summer 2012 and...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.572v1
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