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Current status of Ireland's newest invasive species -the Asian clam Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774)

Caffrey, J and Evers, SL and Millane, M and Moran, H (2011) Current status of Ireland's newest invasive species -the Asian clam Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774). Aquatic Invasions, 6 (3). pp. 291-299. ISSN 1818-5487

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Abstract

The Asian clam Corbicula fluminea was first discovered in Ireland in the Rivers Barrow and Nore in 2010. Scuba diving surveys were the primary sampling method used to determine the detailed distribution of this species in the two rivers. Sustainable populations of Asian clam were present in the tidal freshwater reaches of both rivers. No clams were present upstream of the tidal limit. A maximum density of 9,636 individuals m-2 was recorded in the River Barrow. This paper presents some basic metrics in relation to the populations present in these two connected river systems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0501 Ecological Applications, 0502 Environmental Science And Management, 0602 Ecology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Natural Sciences and Psychology
Publisher: Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre (REABIC)
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2016 10:57
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2017 19:23
DOI or Identification number: 10.3391/ai.2011.6.3.06
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4225

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