Sartoretto S, Harmelin J-G, Bachet F, Bejaoui N, Lebrun O, Zibrowius H. (2008). The alien coral Oculina patagonica De Angelis (Cnidaria, Scleractinia) in Algeria and Tunisia. Aquatic Invasions. 3 (2): 173-180.
The invasive zooxanthellate coral Oculina patagonica is recorded for the first time from Algeria (2005, 2007) and Tunisia (2006, 2008). Its occurrence in the Mediterranean is summarized and aspects of its biology are discussed in an attempt to understand how the new sites may have been colonized.