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Recent expansion of the oriental shrimp Palaemon macrodactylus (Crustacea: Decapoda) on the western coasts of France
Lavesque , N.; Bachelet, G.; Beguer, M.; Girardin, M.; Lepage, M.; Blanchet, B.; Sorbe, J.-C.; Modéran, J.; Sauriau, P.-G.; Auby, I. (2010). Recent expansion of the oriental shrimp Palaemon macrodactylus (Crustacea: Decapoda) on the western coasts of France. Aquat. Invasions 5(Suppl. 1): S103-S108
In: Aquatic Invasions. Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre (REABIC): Helsinki. ISSN 1798-6540, more
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Keywords
    Alien species; Introduced species; Palaemon macrodactylus Rathbun, 1902 [WoRMS]; Palaemonidae Rafinesque, 1815 [WoRMS]; France Coasts; Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Lavesque , N.
  • Bachelet, G., more
  • Beguer, M.
  • Girardin, M.
  • Lepage, M.
  • Blanchet, B.
  • Sorbe, J.-C.
  • Modéran, J.
  • Sauriau, P.-G.
  • Auby, I.

Abstract
    The invasive oriental shrimp Palaemon macrodactylus Rathbun, 1902 has considerably extended its distribution in transitional waters along the Atlantic and Channel coasts of France during the period 2007-2010. The most probable method of a primary introduction of this species is ballast waters, but passive transport by water currents is also a possible mechanism of colonization (secondary introductions). Palaemon macrodactylus is a powerful invader of transitional waters and these new populations should be monitored in the future to assess any consequences to native species.

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