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First record of the alien caprellid amphipod, Caprella mutica, for the UK
Willis, K.J.; Cook, E.J.; Lozano-Fernandez, M.; Takeuchi, I. (2004). First record of the alien caprellid amphipod, Caprella mutica, for the UK. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 84(5): 1027-1028
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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    New records; Caprella mutica Schurin, 1935 [WoRMS]; British Isles, Scotland [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Willis, K.J.
  • Cook, E.J.
  • Lozano-Fernandez, M.
  • Takeuchi, I.

    A large caprellid amphipod recently discovered at a salmon farm in the Lynne of Lorne near Oban, Scotland, has been identified as Caprella mutica, a species indigenous to north-east Asia. The caprellid population appears to have become established in the last four years at the site with a high abundance of animals occurring year round on the farm nets, mooring ropes and on artificial experimental structures located <10 m from the fish farm. This paper briefly describes C. mutica found in Scotland. Application of Chapman & Carlton's criteria for determining introduced species suggests that C. mutica is non-indigenous to the area.

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