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The first Marmorkrebs (Decapoda: Astacida: Cambaridae) in Scandinavia

Bohman, Patrik and Edsman, Lennart and Martin, Peer and Scholtz, Gerhard (2013). The first Marmorkrebs (Decapoda: Astacida: Cambaridae) in Scandinavia. BioInvasions Records. 2:3, 227-232
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Abstract

Invasive crayfish have attracted much attention by scientists and policy makers in Europe, partly due to their ability to transmit diseases to native crayfish species. In December 2012, 13 specimens of a new crayfish species were found in the River Märstaån in central Sweden. Mitochondrial DNA analyses identified them as Marmorkrebs Procambarus fallax f. virginalis. It is not known if Marmorkrebs can establish reproducing populations in Sweden, and knowledge of how different stressors negatively affect the eventual reproduction of Marmorkrebs is lacking. Since the parthenogenetic Marmorkrebs has potential to become an invasive species in Sweden and Scandinavia, it may pose a serious threat to native crayfish, fish and fisheries. Swedish authorities have produced an action plan with a national strategy in order to establish a system that manages the import, movement and release of alien species and genotypes. The River Märstaån leads to Lake Mälaren, without barriers, which enhances the risk that the crayfish will also invade the lake. Due to the potential threat of further spread, it is imperative to make an action plan with a risk assessment targeted specifically towards the Marmorkrebs in River Märstaån.

Authors/Creators:Bohman, Patrik and Edsman, Lennart and Martin, Peer and Scholtz, Gerhard
Title:The first Marmorkrebs (Decapoda: Astacida: Cambaridae) in Scandinavia
Series/Journal:BioInvasions Records (2242-1300)
Year of publishing :2013
Volume:2
Number:3
Page range:227-232
Number of Pages:6
Publisher:Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre - REABIC
Associated Programs and Other Stakeholders:SLU - Environmental assessment > Programme Biodiversity
SLU - Environmental assessment > Programme Lakes and watercourses
ISSN:2242-1300
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Zoology
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
Keywords:Procambarus fallax f. virginalis, parthenogenetic, crayfish, disease, risk analysis, action plan
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-1942
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-1942
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Type of IDID
DOI10.3391/bir.2013.2.3.09
ID Code:11182
Faculty:NL - Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences (until 2013)
Department:(NL, NJ) > Department of Aquatic Resources
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:09 Jun 2014 09:49
Metadata Last Modified:12 Apr 2015 09:24

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