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Acartia (Acanthacartia) tonsa
VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (2022). Acartia (Acanthacartia) tonsa. 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
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VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (2020). Acartia (Acanthacartia) tonsa - Langsprietroeipootkreeft, in: Verleye, T. et al. Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en aanpalende estuaria. VLIZ Special Publication, 86: pp. 133-137, more

Keyword
    Acartia tonsa Dana, 1849 [WoRMS]

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

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  • VLIZ Alien Species Consortium, more

Abstract
    Notwithstanding the copepod Acartia (Acanthacartia) tonsa before its introduction in Europe was only to be found in the Indo-Pacific region and along the east coast of the United States, the exact origin of this animal remains unknown. This crustacean was able to establish itself in Europe through transport in ships’ ballast water, the first report of which dates back to 1916. In 1952 the species was observed for the first time in the Sea Scheldt. Later, in the 1960s, reports also came in from the sluice-dock at Ostend. The species thrives in both saline and brackish waters and can compete with native plankton species. Part of the success of this exotic species is due to the production of resting eggs.

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