SPOTLIGHT: New Evidence of Marine Fauna Tropicalization off the Southwestern Iberian Peninsula (Southwest Europe)
FOUR AQUATIC SPECIES NOW CALL THE ALGARVE THEIR NEW HOME
Three fish and one worm species were firstly observed on the Algarve coast. Climate change might explain why these species usually found in warmer waters now call the Algarve their new home.
Two of these species, one fish and one worm species, might cause public health problems. The fish Lagocephalus lagocephalus, a balloonfish, is toxic if ingested, while the worm Hermodice carunculata can cause severe pain and skin irritation after being touched.