First record of the alien caprellid amphipod, Caprella mutica, for the UK

Ehime University, Matuyama, Ehime, Japan
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK (Impact Factor: 1.13). 09/2004; 84(05):1027 - 1028. DOI: 10.1017/S0025315404010355h

ABSTRACT A large caprellid amphipod recently discovered at a salmon farm in the Lynne of Lorne near Oban, Scotland, has been identified as Caprella
mutica, a species indigenous to north-east Asia. The caprellid population appears to have become established in the last four years at the site with a high abundance of animals occurring year round on the farm nets, mooring ropes and on artificial experimental structures located <10 m from the fish farm. This paper briefly describes C.
mutica found in Scotland. Application of Chapman & Carlton's criteria for determining introduced species suggests that C.
mutica is non-indigenous to the area.

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