First report of the brown shrimp Penaeus aztecus Ives, 1891 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Penaeidae) in the Tyrrhenian Sea Academic Article uri icon


  • Two specimens of the penaeid shrimpPenaeus aztecus,a West Atlantic species, were collected off Castiglione della Pescaia, Tyrrhenian coast of Italy. The species identity was confirmed based on morphological characters and by sequencing 510 nucleotides of the mtDNA 16sRNA gene. This alien species has been previously recorded off Turkey, Greece and Montenegro.

published proceedings

  • Marine Biodiversity Records

author list (cited authors)

  • Cruscanti, M., Innocenti, G., Alvarado Bremer, J., & Galil, B. S.

citation count

  • 8

publication date

  • January 2015