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Boccardia proboscidea
VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (2022). Boccardia proboscidea. 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). Boccardia proboscidea, in: Verleye, T. et al. Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en aanpalende estuaria. VLIZ Special Publication, 86: pp. 555-560, more

Keyword
    Boccardia proboscidea Hartman, 1940 [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
    Boccardia proboscidea is a bristle worm originating from the North East Pacific Ocean. Today, the species occurs in many temperate regions, including Belgium (since 2011), the Netherlands, Scotland and Spain. This polychaete got most likely introduced to Europe with crustaceans, transported for aquaculture purposes. Transport via shipping is another possibility. B. proboscidea forms mats that displace the indigenous invertebrates and, in this way, poses a threat to biodiversity.

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