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First European record of the invasive brackish water clam Rangia cuneata (G.B. Sowerby I, 1831) (Mollusca: Bivalvia)
Verween, A.; Kerckhof, F.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2006). First European record of the invasive brackish water clam Rangia cuneata (G.B. Sowerby I, 1831) (Mollusca: Bivalvia). Aquat. Invasions 1(4): 198-203
In: Aquatic Invasions. Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre (REABIC): Helsinki. ISSN 1798-6540, more
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Keywords
    Fouling; Invasive species; Mactridae Lamarck, 1809 [WoRMS]; Rangia cuneata (G. B. Sowerby I, 1832) [WoRMS]; Belgium, Zeeschelde, Antwerp Harbour [gazetteer]; Marine

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Abstract
    A population of Rangia cuneata (G.B. Sowerby I, 1831), an estuarine bivalve, has been recorded in the harbour of Antwerp, Belgium. This species is new to the European brackish water fauna. After initially finding only a few small individuals in August 2005, R. cuneata was encountered frequently in the pipes of the cooling water system of an industrial plant from February 2006 onwards. Before this present record, R. cuneata was only known from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic coast of North America.

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