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We thank Jack Randall and two anonymous reviewers for comments on the manuscript. We thank Michelle Gaither for providing samples of Pempheris from Saudi Arabia, Serge Planes for sequences of P. oualensis from the Moorea Biocode project, Eric Hoarau for help in the field in Europa and Dr. Marco Milazzo for help in the field in Egypt. We thank Nir Stern for his assistance in the molecular study of part of the Red Sea samples. We thank Michael Berumen, Joseph DiBattista, Tane Sinclair-Taylor, the Captain and Crew of the RV Thuwal, and personnel at KAUST for support and organization of a research cruise in Central Saudi Arabia, and Luiz Rocha, Darren Coker, and Diego Lozano-Cortés for help in the field and collection of specimens during that cruise. We acknowledge Prof. Stefano Piraino (University of Salento, Italy) for helping and advising us during the organization of fieldwork. The publication of this paper was supported by CONISMA, the Italian National Interuniversity Consortium for Marine Sciences, which received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007–2013) for the project VECTORS (http://www.marine-vectors.eu). and by the University of California Santa Cruz. This paper stems from the International workshop MOLTOOLS (Molecular Tools for Monitoring Marine Invasive Species), held in Lecce, Italy, in September 2012.