|The Ponto-Caspian ‘killer shrimp’, Dikerogammarus villosus (Sowinsky, 1894), invades the British Isles|
MacNeil, C.; Platvoet, D.; Dick, J.D.A.; Fielding, N.; Constable, A.J.; Hall, N.; Aldridge, D.; Diamond, M. (2010). The Ponto-Caspian ‘killer shrimp’, Dikerogammarus villosus (Sowinsky, 1894), invades the British Isles. Aquat. Invasions 5(4): 441-445
In: Aquatic Invasions. Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre (REABIC): Helsinki. ISSN 1798-6540, more
Alien species; Crustaceans; Amphipoda [WoRMS]; Dikerogammarus villosus (Sowinsky, 1894) [WoRMS]; United Kingdom, British Isles; Brackish water; Fresh water
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- MacNeil, C.
- Platvoet, D., more
- Dick, J.D.A.
- Fielding, N.
- Constable, A.J.
- Hall, N.
- Aldridge, D.
- Diamond, M.
The Ponto-Caspian amphipod was found both in the margins and open water areas of Grafham Water, a large reservoir in Cambridgeshire, U.K., in September 2010. Both adults and juveniles were present in large numbers and were most frequent in the boulder/cobble areas dominating the margins of the reservoir. Precopula pairs were also evident, as were egg bearing females.