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NameAshton, G.; Karin Boos, Richard Shucksmith and Elizabeth Cook (2006). Rapid assessment of the distribution of marine non-native species in marinas in Scotland. Aquatic invasions 1(4): 209-213.
Type Publication
AbstractIn August 2006, the ten largest marinas in Scotland were surveyed for the presence of seven non-native species, known to occur at other locations within the UK: the crustaceans Caprella mutica and Eriocheir sinensis, ascidians Perophora japonica and Styela clava, the green alga Codium fragile subsp. tomentosoides, and brown algae Sargassum muticum and Undaria pinnatifida. A variety of structures, including pontoon floats, chains and harbour walls were inspected to a depth of 0.5 m for the presence of these non-native species. Seven of the marinas had one or more of the target species. C. mutica was found at seven marinas; C. fragile subsp. tomentosoides at two marinas; S. muticum and S. clava were each found at a single marina; E. sinensis, P. japonica and U. pinnatifida were not found. The survey suggests that recreational boating is an important vector for the dispersal of marine non-native species, and that marinas may act as a refuge for such species. Further and regular port surveys throughout the UK are recommended to provide an effective early warning system for invasive non-native species.
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaprella mutica Schurin, 1935 (basis of record)
Ardrossan for Caprella mutica Schurin, 1935
Ardrossan for Sargassum (Bactrophycus) muticum (Yendo) Fensholt, 1955  (non native)
Ardrossan for Styela clava Herdman, 1881  (non native)
Craobh Haven for Caprella mutica Schurin, 1935  (non native)
Dunstaffnage for Caprella mutica Schurin, 1935  (non native)
Lossiemouth for Caprella mutica Schurin, 1935  (non native)
Peterhead for Caprella mutica Schurin, 1935  (non native)
Peterhead for Codium fragile tomentosoides (van Goor) P.C.Silva, 1955  (non native)
Port Edgar for Caprella mutica Schurin, 1935  (non native)
Port Edgar for Codium fragile tomentosoides (van Goor) P.C.Silva, 1955  (non native)
Troon for Caprella mutica Schurin, 1935  (non native)
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2013-01-12 18:30:12Z  created  db_admin
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