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Orchestia cavimana Heller, 1865 (Amphipoda: Talitridae) enters freshwater inland habitats in the Vistula River, Poland
Konopacka, A.; Grabowski, M.; Bącela-Spychalska, K.; Rewicz, T. (2009). Orchestia cavimana Heller, 1865 (Amphipoda: Talitridae) enters freshwater inland habitats in the Vistula River, Poland. Aquat. Invasions 4(4): 689-691
In: Aquatic Invasions. Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre (REABIC): Helsinki. ISSN 1798-6540, more
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Keywords
    Introduced species; Orchestia cavimana Heller, 1865 [WoRMS]; Poland, Vistula R. [gazetteer]; Brackish water; Fresh water

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  • Konopacka, A.
  • Grabowski, M., more
  • Bącela-Spychalska, K.
  • Rewicz, T.

Abstract
    Orchestia cavimana, a semiterrestrial amphipod of presumably Mediterranean origin was found for the first time in a freshwater habitat in Poland in October 2009, in the main Vistula channel at Świbno. Most probably the species reached this locality from the nearby Baltic coast by natural spread up the river. Taking into account its high abundance at the site and presence of immature individuals, the species has probably established a permanent population in this new habitat in Poland.

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