|First European record of the invasive brackish water clam Rangia cuneata (G.B. Sowerby I, 1831) (Mollusca: Bivalvia)|
|Verween, A.; Kerckhof, F.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2006). First European record of the invasive brackish water clam Rangia cuneata (G.B. Sowerby I, 1831) (Mollusca: Bivalvia) Aquat. Invasions 1(4): 198-203|
|In: Aquatic Invasions. European Research Network on Aquatic and Invasive Species: St. Petersburg. ISSN 1818-5487, meer|
Aangroeiing; Invasive species; Mactridae [Strandschelpen, otterschelpen] [WoRMS]; Rangia cuneata [Amerikaanse strandschelp] [WoRMS]; België, Zeeschelde, Haven van Antwerpen [gazetteer]; Marien
A population of Rangia cuneata (G.B. Sowerby I, 1831), an estuarine bivalve, has been recorded in the harbour of Antwerp, Belgium. This species is new to the European brackish water fauna. After initially finding only a few small individuals in August 2005, R. cuneata was encountered frequently in the pipes of the cooling water system of an industrial plant from February 2006 onwards. Before this present record, R. cuneata was only known from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic coast of North America.