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VLIZ Alien Species Consortium. (2010).
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VLIZ Alien Species Consortium
2010
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group of persons with expertise on alien species in Belgian marine waters
Belgium
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Belgian Coast for Coscinodiscus wailesii Gran & Angst, 1931  (origin: alien)
Belgian Coast for Hemigrapsus penicillatus (De Haan, 1835)  (inaccurate) (origin: alien)
Belgian Coast for Incisocalliope aestuarius (Watling & Maurer, 1973)  (origin: alien)
Belgian Coast for Polysiphonia harveyi Bailey, 1848  (origin: alien)
Belgian Coast for Polysiphonia senticulosa Harvey, 1862  (origin: alien)
Belgian Coast for Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray, 1843)  (origin: alien)
Belgian Coast for Rhithropanopeus harrisii (Gould, 1841)  (origin: alien)
Belgian Coast for Spartina townsendii var. anglica C.E. Hubbard  (origin: alien)
Belgian Coast for Styela clava Herdman, 1881  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Acartia (Acanthacartia) tonsa Dana, 1849  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Anguillicola crassus Kuwahara, Niimi & Itagaki, 1974  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Antithamnionella spirographidis (Schiffner) E.M.Wollaston, 1968  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Antithamnionella ternifolia (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Lyle, 1922  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Aplidium glabrum (Verrill, 1871)  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Balanus amphitrite Darwin, 1854  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Balanus improvisus Darwin, 1854  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Bonamia ostreae Pichot, Comps, Tigé, Grizel & Rabouin, 1980  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Botrylloides violaceus Oka, 1927  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Bugula simplex Hincks, 1886  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Bugula stolonifera Ryland, 1960  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Caprella mutica Schurin, 1935  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Caulacanthus ustulatus (Mertens ex Turner) Kützing, 1843  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Chelicorophium curvispinum (G.O. Sars, 1895)  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Codium fragile subsp. fragile (Suringar) Hariot, 1889  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Cordylophora caspia (Pallas, 1771)  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793)  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Crepidula fornicata (Linnaeus, 1758)  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Diplosoma listerianum (Milne Edwards, 1841)  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Elminius modestus Darwin, 1854  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Ensis directus (Conrad, 1844) sensu Abbott, 1954  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards, 1853  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Eurytemora americana Williams, 1906  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Ficopomatus enigmaticus (Fauvel, 1923)  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Gammarus tigrinus Sexton, 1939 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Gracilaria vermiculophylla (Ohmi) Papenfuss, 1967  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Haliclona (Soestella) xena De Weerdt, 1986  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Hemigrapsus sanguineus (De Haan, 1835)  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Hemimysis anomala G.O. Sars, 1907  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Megabalanus coccopoma (Darwin, 1854)  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Megabalanus tintinnabulum (Linnaeus, 1758)  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Mercenaria mercenaria (Linnaeus, 1758)  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Micropogonias undulatus (Linnaeus, 1766)  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz, 1865  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Molgula manhattensis (De Kay, 1843)  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Monocorophium sextonae (Crawford, 1937)  (origin: origin uncertain)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Mya arenaria Linnaeus, 1758  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Mycale (Carmia) micracanthoxea Buizer & van Soest, 1977  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Mytilicola intestinalis Steuer, 1902  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Conrad, 1831)  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Nemopsis bachei L. Agassiz, 1849  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Odontella sinensis (Greville) Grunow, 1884  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Palaemon macrodactylus Rathbun, 1902  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Petricola pholadiformis Lamarck, 1818  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Psiloteredo megotara (Hanley in Forbes & Hanley, 1848)  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Rangia cuneata (G. B. Sowerby I, 1832)  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Sargassum (Bactrophycus) muticum (Yendo) Fensholt, 1955  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Sinelobus stanfordi (Richardson, 1901)  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Telmatogeton japonicus Tokunaga, 1933  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Teredo navalis Linnaeus, 1758  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Thalassiosira punctigera (Castracane) Hasle, 1983  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Tricellaria inopinata d'Hondt & Occhipinti Ambrogi, 1985  (origin: alien)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Tubificoides heterochaetus (Michaelsen, 1926)  (origin: origin uncertain)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Undaria pinnatifida (Harvey) Suringar, 1873  (origin: alien)
Belgium for Orchestia cavimana Heller, 1865  (origin: alien)
Scheldt estuary for Keratella tropica (Apstein, 1907)  (origin: alien)
Scheldt estuary for Lecane decipiens (Murray, 1913)  (origin: alien)
Spuikom for Haliplanella lineata (Verrill, 1869)  (origin: alien)
Westerschelde for Garveia franciscana (Torrey, 1902)  (origin: alien)
Westerschelde for Melita nitida Smith, 1873  (origin: alien)
Dutch Amerikaans brakwaterroeipootkreeftje for Eurytemora americana Williams, 1906
Dutch Aziatische pissebed for Synidotea laevidorsalis (Miers, 1881)
Dutch Bache's knotsklokje for Nemopsis bachei L. Agassiz, 1849
Dutch berenvachtpoliep for Garveia franciscana (Torrey, 1902)
Dutch drietakkig rooddonswier for Antithamnionella ternifolia (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Lyle, 1922
Dutch elegante honingvlokreeft for Melita nitida Smith, 1873
Dutch grote roze zeepok for Megabalanus coccopoma (Darwin, 1854)
Dutch Japanse dansmug for Telmatogeton japonicus Tokunaga, 1933
Dutch langneussteurgarnaal for Palaemon longirostris H. Milne Edwards, 1837 [in H. Milne Edwards, 1834-1840]
Dutch langstaartkustworm for Tubificoides heterochaetus (Michaelsen, 1926)
Dutch puntig buiswier for Polysiphonia senticulosa Harvey, 1862
Dutch rood darmroeipootkreeftje for Mytilicola intestinalis Steuer, 1902
Dutch Stanford's naaldkreeftje for Sinelobus stanfordi (Richardson, 1901)
Dutch tropisch puzzelraderdier for Keratella tropica (Apstein, 1907)
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The barnacle Megabalanus tintinnabulum was naturally only found in tropical waters. Its exact place of origin is ... [details]

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The bloody-red shrimp Hemimysis anomala occurs naturally in the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea, and rivers in Russia, ... [details]

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The brackish water mussel or dark falsemussel Mytilopsis leucophaeata is an American species that came to Beligan ... [details]

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The bryozoan Bugula simplex was transported on hulls of cargo ships and yachts from the Mediterranean Sea to the ... [details]

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The Chinese mitten crab already appears in Belgium from 1933. The crab originates from the Far East and was ... [details]

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The colony-forming sea squirt Botrylloides violaceus was originally only found in the northwest of the Pacific ... [details]

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The copepod Eurytemora americana used to be found solely at the east coasts of America. The species reached Europe ... [details]

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The freshwater hydroid Cordylophora caspia occurs in both fresh and brackish water. The hydroid naturally occurs ... [details]

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The hydroid Nemopsis bachei occurred naturally only along the Atlantic coast of North America. By attaching their ... [details]

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The marine splash midge Telmatogeton japonicus originally occurs in Australasia and along the east coast of ... [details]

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The natural area of distribution of the New-Zealand mudsnail Potamopyrgus antipodarum is situated around ... [details]

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The natural area of distribution of Codium fragile fragile is the Pacific region,near Japan. This green algae ... [details]

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The natural distribution area of the false angelwing Petricola pholadiformis was limited to the east coast of North ... [details]

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The natural range of distribution of the northern quahog Mercenaria mercenaria spreads along the east coast of the ... [details]

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The origin of red alga Antithamnionella ternifolia is unclear however there is speculation that the algae comes ... [details]

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The origin of the Bay barnacle Amphibalanus improvisus is unclear, and therefore referred to by many scientists as ... [details]

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The origin of the Caspian mud shrimp Chelicorophium curvispinum is in rivers that flow into the Caspian and Black ... [details]

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The origin of the Japanese skeleton shrimp Caprella mutica is East Asia, near Japan. The species was brought to ... [details]

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The original distribution area of the amphipod Incisocalliope aestuarius stretches along the river mouths of the ... [details]

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The original distribution area of Orchestia cavimana stretches along the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea and the east of ... [details]

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The original range of distribution of the Oriental shrimp Palaemon macrodactylus are the estuaries along the coasts ... [details]

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The origins of the diatom Thalassiosira punctigera are not really known. It is presumed that the species reached ... [details]

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The Pacific coast of North America is the original distribution area of Tricellaria inopinata. The species came to ... [details]

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The Pacific cupped oyster Crassostrea gigas, seen by many people as a delicacy, was imported to Belgium in 1969 as ... [details]

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The parasitic copepod Mytilicola intestinalis originates from the Mediterranean Sea and ended up in Western Europe ... [details]

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The planktonic diatom Odontella sinensis used to occur solely in the Indo-Pacific regions, but in the beginning of ... [details]

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The red alga Antithamnionella spirographidis originates from the north of the Pacific region. This alga ended up in ... [details]

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The red alga Neosiphonia harveyi originates from Japan and the region around the North-Pacific. This alga probably ... [details]

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The red alga Polysiphonia senticulosa originates from the North-Pacific region. This alga reached Europe through ... [details]

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The sea walnut Mnemiopsis leidyi is an infamous predator of zooplankton and fish eggs. The species’ natural area ... [details]

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The swim-bladder nematode, Anguillicola crassus, parasitizes the swim-bladder of the European eel (Anguilla ... [details]

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