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First record of Synidotea laevidorsalis (Miers, 1881) (Crustacea: Isopoda) in Europe (Gironde estuary, France)
Mees, J.; Fockedey, N. (1993). First record of Synidotea laevidorsalis (Miers, 1881) (Crustacea: Isopoda) in Europe (Gironde estuary, France), in: IZWO Coll. Rep. 23(1993). IZWO Collected Reprints, 23: pp. chapter 24
In: (1993). IZWO Coll. Rep. 23(1993). IZWO Collected Reprints, 23[s.n.][s.l.], more
In: IZWO Collected Reprints. Instituut voor Zeewetenschappelijk Onderzoek: Bredene. ISSN 0772-1250, more

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  • Mees, J.; Fockedey, N. (1993). First record of Synidotea laevidorsalis (Miers, 1881) (Crustacea: Isopoda) in Europe (Gironde estuary, France). Hydrobiologia 264: 61-63, more

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Keywords
    Isopoda [WoRMS]; Synidotea laevidorsalis (Miers, 1881) [WoRMS]; ANE, France, Gironde Estuary [Marine Regions]; Marine; Brackish water; Fresh water

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Abstract
    This note reports on the presence of a well established population of the isopod Synidotea laevidorsalis (Miers) in the Gironde estuary (southwestern France). This species is new for the European fauna. S. laevidorsalis is a nonendemic cool-temperate to subtropical, shallow-water species which was probably introduced into the study area from Asia. In the salinity range of 1 to 10 g l-1 of the Gironde the species constitutes an important component of the brackish-water hyperbenthic community. The population was already present in 1975 when it was misidentified as the native species Idotea emarginata (Fabricius).

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