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Table 3 Confirmed records of the NIS Diadema setosum in the Mediterranean (N = number of observed individuals, ND = no data provided)

From: Abundance and population characteristics of the invasive sea urchin Diadema setosum (Leske, 1778) in the south Aegean Sea (eastern Mediterranean)

Geographic area Latitude/Longitude Year Depth Substrata N References
Turkey
 Kas Peninsula 36o08′27’’N 09o39′18’’E 2006 15–18 Rocky 2 [2]
 Antakya Bay 35o57′20’’N35o55′20’’E 2010 9 Rocky 3 [16]
 Gokova Bay 36o55′11’’N 28o10′16’’E 2014 4 Rocky, sandy 2 [17]
 Dardanelles 40o24′12’’N 26o45′43’’E 2018 4–6 Rocky - [23]
Greece
 Kastelorizo 36o09′10’’N 29o35′30’’E 2014, 2015 3–5 Rocky 5 [18]
 Pserimos 36o56′36’’N 27o09′53’’E 2016 2/15 ND 2 [22]
 Mandraki, Rhodos 36o26′57’’N 28o13′41’’E 2015 6 Rocky 1 [19]
 Kolokytha, Crete 35o15′24’’N 25o44′31’’E 2016 5 Rocky 1 [20]
 Proti Island 37o02′39’’N 21o33′32’’E 2020 6/15 ND 8/1 [26]
 Kythira Island 36o09′31’’N 22o56′57’’E 2020 4/27 ND 2 [26]
 Avlemonas, Kythira 36o13′31’’N 23o04′52’’E      [25]
 Archangelos, Laconia 36o37′44’’N 22o52′35’’E 2019 2 Rocky 1 [25]
 Pedi Bay, Symi 36o36′48″N 27o51′22″E 2018 0.5 Rocky 2 [24]
 Gialos Bay, Symi 36o37′13″N 27o50′18″E 2019 0.5–2.5 Rocky 4 [24]
Cyprus
 Cyclop's Bay 34o04′46’’N 34o59′09’’E 2012, 2016 10–13 Rocky 2 [21]
 Decosta Bay 35o00′27’’N 34o03′43’’E 2012 1/10 Sandy, rocky 2 [21]
Lebanon
 Monsef 34o10′59’’N 35o37′55’’E 2009 10–20 Rocky 1 [15]
   2019 2.5 Rocky 1 [25]
Israel
 Tel Aviv 32o05′01’’N 34o45′46’’E 2016 3.5–8 Rocky 1 [5]