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First report of the oriental shrimp Palaemon macrodactylus Rathbun, 1902 (Decapoda, Caridea, Palaemonidae) from German waters
González-Ortegón, E.; Cuesta, J.A.; Schubart, C.D. (2007). First report of the oriental shrimp Palaemon macrodactylus Rathbun, 1902 (Decapoda, Caridea, Palaemonidae) from German waters. Helgol. Mar. Res. 61(1): 67-69. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10152-006-0048-1
In: Helgoland Marine Research. Springer: Berlin. ISSN 1438-387X, more
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Keywords
    Introduced species; New records; Palaemon macrodactylus Rathbun, 1902 [WoRMS]; ANE, Germany, Weser Estuary [Marine Regions]; Marine
Author keywords
    Palaemon macrodactylus; oriental shrimp; new record; German waters; invasive species

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  • González-Ortegón, E.
  • Cuesta, J.A.
  • Schubart, C.D.

Abstract
    The native East Asian shrimp Palaemon macrodactylus has become a common inhabitant of estuaries along the Pacific coast of North America. More recently (documented since 1999), the species has also been colonising European waters and has been reported from Spain, England, Belgium and the Netherlands. In this study, we present a chronology of the reported introductions of this species and provide the first detailed report of its occurrence in German waters. P. macrodactylus was found in the Geeste river mouth (Weser Estuary) as well as in Hooksiel, north of Wilhelmshaven between 2004 and 2005. We assume its presence in other estuarine habitats of the North Sea and predict its introduction into the Baltic Sea.

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