Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim.
Volume 50, Number 3, 2014
|Page(s)||249 - 251|
|Published online||21 August 2014|
The highly invasive Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis in the Tagus Estuary, Portugal: morphology of the specimens 20 years after the first captures
1 Department of Experimental Ecology of Marine Organisms, Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdańsk, Al. Marszałka J. Piłsudskiego 46, 81-378 Gdynia, Poland
2 Department of Landscape, Environment and Planning, IMAR – Institute of Marine Research, University of Évora, Rua Romão Ramalho 59, 7000-671 Évora, Portugal
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 20 May 2014
Eriocheir sinensis is an invasive species that spread in European waters as the result of human activity. The captures from the Portuguese population took place in September 2013 in the Tagus Estuary and were dominated by the medium-sized individuals at the beginning of their reproducing cycle (n=192).
Key words: Non-native species / Crustacea / Decapoda / brackish waters
© EDP Sciences, 2014
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