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Mnemiopsis leidyi
VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (2022). Mnemiopsis leidyi. 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): 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). Mnemiopsis leidyi - Amerikaanse ribkwal, in: Verleye, T. et al. Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en aanpalende estuaria. VLIZ Special Publication, 86: pp. 419-428, more

Keyword
    Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz, 1865 [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 warty comb jelly Mnemiopsis leidyi is a notorious predator on zooplankton and fish eggs. This species is native to the Atlantic coasts of North and South America but was accidentally introduced to the Black Sea in the 1980s via the ballast water of cargo ships. Its introduction caused a collapse of the ecosystem. For some years, the warty comb jelly has been present in the North Sea. In 2007, it was observed for the first time in Belgium. It remains unclear what the ecological consequences are in our region of the introduction of this alien species.

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