IMIS | Lifewatch regional portal

You are here

IMIS

[ report an error in this record ]basket (0): add | show Print this page

Odontella sinensis
VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (2022). Odontella sinensis. Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en aanpalende estuaria = Non-indigenous species from the Belgian part of the North Sea and estuaria. VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (VLIZ): Oostende. Diff. pag. pp.
Part of: Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en omliggende estuaria = Non-indigenous species from the Belgian part of the North Sea and estuaria. VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (VLIZ): Ostend. , more
Related to:
VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (2020). Odontella sinensis, in: Verleye, T. et al. Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en aanpalende estuaria. VLIZ Special Publication, 86: pp. 83-88, more

Keyword
    Odontella sinensis (Greville) Grunow, 1884 [WoRMS]

Project Top | Author 
  • Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en omliggende estuaria, more

Author  Top 
  • VLIZ Alien Species Consortium, more

Abstract
    The diatom Odontella sinensis occurred only in the Indo-Pacific region but made the trip to Europe at the beginning of the 20th century. More than likely, this movement occurred via the ballast water of ships. Afterwards, it expanded its habitat locally by transport with the prevailing sea current. In less than ten years, this diatom spread throughout European waters. It was first spotted on the Belgian coast in 1904. In the meantime, it has become a common species that occupies a permanent place in marine plankton.

All data in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy Top | Author