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Limnomysis benedeni: Mysidacé Ponto-Caspian nouveau pour les eaux douces de France (Crustacea, Mysidacea) = Limnomysis benedeni Czerniavsky: a Pontocaspian mysid new for the freshwaters of France (Crustacea, Mysidacea)
Wittmann, K.J.; Ariani, A.P. (2000). Limnomysis benedeni: Mysidacé Ponto-Caspian nouveau pour les eaux douces de France (Crustacea, Mysidacea) = Limnomysis benedeni Czerniavsky: a Pontocaspian mysid new for the freshwaters of France (Crustacea, Mysidacea). Vie Milieu (1980) 50(2): 117-122
In: Vie et Milieu (1980). Masson/Observatoire Oceanographique Banyuls: Paris; New York; Barcelone; Milan. ISSN 0240-8759, more
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Keywords
    Marine; Fresh water

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  • Wittmann, K.J., more
  • Ariani, A.P.

Abstract
    Danubian populations of the Pontocaspian mysid Limnomysis benedeni Czerniavsky, 1882, passing through the Main-Danube-Canal, rapidly expanded into waters of the Rhine system. This species is now recorded for the first time from France, where it represents the first true freshwater mysid. Temporal and spatial characteristics of this invasion point to a combination of hydrodynamic and anthropogenic modes of dispersal, which may favour a rapid colonization of the net of navigable inland waterways in France. Limnomysis appears as an omnivorous species in laboratory, but stomach contents indicate that the animals are essentially herbivorous and detritivorous in nature. From known bionomical data, no important effect is expected on the invaded freshwaters at ecosystem level.

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