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Austrominius modestus
VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (2022). Austrominius modestus. 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). Austrominius modestus - Nieuw-Zeelandse zeepok, in: Verleye, T. et al. Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en aanpalende estuaria. VLIZ Special Publication, 86: pp. 159-164, more

Keyword
    Austrominius modestus (Darwin, 1854) [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
    Originally, the New Zealand barnacle Austrominius modestus was found only in Australia and Asia. However, the species was introduced to Europe during World War II, attached to merchant- and warships. In Belgium this barnacle was observed for the first time in 1950, attached to the hull of a ship. The New Zealand barnacle grows quickly and is resistant to varying salt concentrations and temperatures and turbid water. These characteristics led to Austrominius modestus now being the most common barnacle along our coast.

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