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First records of Conrad’s false mussel, Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Conrad, 1831) in the southern Bothnian Sea, Sweden, near a nuclear power plant

Florin, Ann-Britt and Mo, Kerstin and Svensson, Filip and Schagerström, Ellen and Kautsky, Lena and Bergström, Lena (2013). First records of Conrad’s false mussel, Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Conrad, 1831) in the southern Bothnian Sea, Sweden, near a nuclear power plant. BioInvasions Records. 2:4, 303-309
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3391/bir.2013.2.4.07

Abstract

The invasive, biofouling, Conrad's false mussel Mytilopsis leucophaeata was first recorded in Sweden during spring 2011 in the cooling water system of the power plant of Forsmark in the southern Bothnian Sea. The cooling water discharge area offers a favourable environment for growth, survival, and reproduction of M. leucophaeata and may provide a stepping stone for further spread. We present three different studies in the area, revealing a rapid increase in mussels in the artificially heated area, with densities of the magnitude of thousands of individuals m-2, as well as mussels living in surrounding waters, indicating an on-going expansion in the region. Key words: cooling water; biofouling; invasive mussel

Authors/Creators:Florin, Ann-Britt and Mo, Kerstin and Svensson, Filip and Schagerström, Ellen and Kautsky, Lena and Bergström, Lena
Title:First records of Conrad’s false mussel, Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Conrad, 1831) in the southern Bothnian Sea, Sweden, near a nuclear power plant
Series/Journal:BioInvasions Records (2242-1300)
Year of publishing :2013
Volume:2
Number:4
Page range:303-309
Number of Pages:7
Publisher:Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre - REABIC
ISSN:2242-1300
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted 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) > Ecology
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Environmental Sciences (social aspects to be 507)
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Oceanography, Hydrology, Water Resources
Keywords:cooling water, invasive mussel, Bothnian Sea, biofouling, Mytilopsis leucophaeata, Conrad’s false mussel
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-1995
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-1995
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DOI10.3391/bir.2013.2.4.07
ID Code:11248
Faculty:NL - Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences (until 2013)
Department:(NL, NJ) > Swedish Species Information Centre
(NL, NJ) > Department of Aquatic Resources
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:03 Jul 2014 07:31
Metadata Last Modified:12 Apr 2015 03:06

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