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Chelicorophium curvispinum
VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (2022). Chelicorophium curvispinum. 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). Chelicorophium curvispinum - Kaspische slijkgarnaal, in: Verleye, T. et al. Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en aanpalende estuaria. VLIZ Special Publication, 86: pp. 183-190, more

Keyword
    Chelicorophium curvispinum (G.O. Sars, 1895) [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
    The Caspian mud shrimp Chelicorophium curvispinum is native to the Caspian and the Black Sea basins. The species occurs in fresh to slightly brackish water and lives in colonies of burrows with which it attaches itself to stones and pontoons. It probably reached Western and Northern Europe via inland waterways. The spread was probably facilitated by attaching itself to the hulls of ships. The Caspian mud shrimp was first observed in Belgium in 1981 in the Meuse River, near Huy. The species has a very high tolerance to pollution and its explosive growth in major European rivers, such as the Rhine, can lead to more vulnerable species being outcompeted.

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