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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.
Taxa
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaprella mutica Schurin, 1935 (basis of record)
Distributions
(11)
Ardrossan for Caprella mutica Schurin, 1935
Ardrossan for Sargassum (Bactrophycus) muticum (Yendo) Fensholt, 1955  (introduced: alien)
Ardrossan for Styela clava Herdman, 1881  (introduced: alien)
Craobh Haven for Caprella mutica Schurin, 1935  (introduced: alien)
Dunstaffnage for Caprella mutica Schurin, 1935  (introduced: alien)
Lossiemouth for Caprella mutica Schurin, 1935  (introduced: alien)
Peterhead for Caprella mutica Schurin, 1935  (introduced: alien)
Peterhead for Codium fragile subsp. tomentosoides (van Goor) P.C.Silva, 1955  (introduced: alien)
Port Edgar for Caprella mutica Schurin, 1935  (introduced: alien)
Port Edgar for Codium fragile subsp. tomentosoides (van Goor) P.C.Silva, 1955  (introduced: alien)
Troon for Caprella mutica Schurin, 1935  (introduced: alien)
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