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International Journal on Algae
SJR: 0.219 SNIP: 0.261 CiteScore™: 0.24

ISSN Print: 1521-9429
ISSN Online: 1940-4328

International Journal on Algae

DOI: 10.1615/InterJAlgae.v17.i3.30
pages 219-224

New Invader in the Black Sea: Kelp Chorda tomentosa Lyngb.

G. G. Minicheva
Institute of Marine Biology, NAS Ukraine 37, Pushkinskaya St., 65011 Odessa, Ukraine


In early spring of 2015, in the northwestern part of the Black Sea (Ukraine, Odessa Bay, Big Fountain Cape) the brown alga Chorda tomentosa Lyngb. 1819 was found. This kelp is a new invader in the Black Sea and the sole representative of the order of Laminariales Mig. 1909 in this area.