Populations of Pinna nobilis have been declining in French coasts for many years, mainly due to anthropogenic impacts such as pollution, boat mooring, trawling and the artificialization of the coastline. Already considered as vulnerable species, a mass mortality event has
Recently, Pinna nobilis pen shells population in Mediterranean Sea has plummeted due to a Mass Mortality Event caused by an haplosporidian parasite. In consequence, this bivalve species has been included in the IUCN Red List as “Critically Endangered”. On the
Pinna nobilis is suffering a widespread mass mortality linked to the pathogen Haplosporidium pinnae. At present, only one population along the Spanish Mediterranean coast located in Fangar Bay (North Ebro Delta) remains clean of pathogens. A few kilometers south, the
The Mediterranean endemic bivalve Pinna nobilis is critically endangered because of a mass mortality event that is impacting its populations throughout the Mediterranean Sea. However, coastal lagoons seem to offer a degree of “resistance” against the parasite. Pinna nobilis first
The fan mussel Pinna nobilis represents the largest bivalve endemic to the Mediterranean Sea and is affected since 2016 by a widespread mortality. The first surveys suggested that Haplosporidium pinnae was the main etiological agent. This study performed molecular analyses
A devastating mass mortality event (MME) very likely caused by the protozoan Haplosporidium pinnae first detected in 2016 in the Western Mediterranean Sea, is pushing the endemic bivalve Pinna nobilis to near extinction. Populations recovery, if possible, will rely on
From May to October 2019, multiple mass mortality events (MMEs) of Pinna nobilis were observed along Croatian coastline starting from the south-east and rapidly progressing in north-western direction. This paper describes the spread of the MMEs and assessed mortality causes.
The Mediterranean endemic pen shell Pinna nobilis is suffering a widespread and unprecedented mass mortality event (MME) that started in 2016 in Spain and has rapidly spread eastwards. The species has been recently been listed as critically endangered in the
The Mediterranean endemic bivalve Pinna nobilis is suffering a widespread mass mortality that started in 2016 in the Western Mediterranean Sea. This study reports the arrival of this mass mortality to Turkish waters: Aegean Sea and Sea of Marmara. The
The Mediterranean endemic fan mussel Pinna nobilis is suffering an ongoing basin-scale mass mortality event (MME) since 2016. As most Mediterranean populations have collapsed, the species has been declared as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List of threatened species.