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Gammarus tigrinus
VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (2022). Gammarus tigrinus. 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). Gammarus tigrinus - Tijgervlokreeft, in: Verleye, T. et al. Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en aanpalende estuaria. VLIZ Special Publication, 86: pp. 213-220, more

Keyword
    Gammarus tigrinus Sexton, 1939 [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 tiger scud Gammarus tigrinus is a species that originates from North America. In 1931, the species was introduced into Europe (in England and Ireland) via the ballast water of transport ships and later deliberately introduced into Germany (1957) and the Netherlands (1960). The tiger scud was first observed in Belgium in 1991. It is possible that the introduction into Belgium occurred by natural spread via the Meuse river or unintentionally during the introduction of fish from the Netherlands into Belgian waterways. It is a species found in fresh to brackish environments, where it can often spread rapidly due to human activity.

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