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The invasive Ponto-Caspian mysid, Hemimysis anomala, reaches the UK
Holdich, D.; Gallagher, S.; Rippon, L.; Harding, P.; Stubbington, R. (2006). The invasive Ponto-Caspian mysid, Hemimysis anomala, reaches the UK. Aquat. Invasions 1(1): 4-6
In: Aquatic Invasions. Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre (REABIC): Helsinki. ISSN 1798-6540, more
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    Introduced species; Hemimysis anomala G.O. Sars, 1907 [WoRMS]; British Isles, England, Trent R. [Marine Regions]; British Isles, England, West Midlands [Marine Regions]; Brackish water; Fresh water

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  • Holdich, D.
  • Gallagher, S.
  • Rippon, L.
  • Harding, P.
  • Stubbington, R.

    The invasive Ponto-Caspian mysid crustacean Hemimysis anomala has been recorded for the first time in the UK in November 2004, and in 2005 at a number of sites in the English Midlands. It occurs in both lentic and lotic environments, including the margins of the relatively fast-flowing River Trent, and large swarms have been observed in one lake. It is not known how the mysid reached the English Midlands, although one site hosts international rowing events.

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