WoRMS taxon details

Dikerogammarus villosus (Sowinsky, 1894)

148586  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:148586)

accepted
Species
brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
(ofGammarus marinus var. villosa Sowinsky, 1894) Sowinsky, V. (1894). Sur les crustacés de la Mer d’Azov = Ракообраанын Ааовскаго мори. <em>Zapiski Kievskago obshchestva estestvoispytatele = Mémoires de la Société des Naturalistes de Kieff.</em> 13: 289-406. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 380-383 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Distribution  Dikerogammarus villosus is an invader from the Black Sea. This species is expected to occur in all fresh and weakly...  
Distribution  Dikerogammarus villosus is an invader from the Black Sea. This species is expected to occur in all fresh and weakly brackish water. [details]
Horton, T.; Lowry, J.; De Broyer, C.; Bellan-Santini, D.; Coleman, C. O.; Corbari, L.; Costello, M. J.; Daneliya, M.; Dauvin, J-C.; Fišer, C.; Gasca, R.; Grabowski, M.; Guerra-García, J. M.; Hendrycks, E.; Hughes, L.; Jaume, D.; Jazdzewski, K.; Kim, Y.-H.; King, R.; Krapp-Schickel, T.; LeCroy, S.; Lörz, A.-N.; Mamos, T.; Senna, A. R.; Serejo, C.; Sket, B.; Souza-Filho, J. F.; Tandberg, A.H.; Thomas, J.; Thurston, M.; Vader, W.; Väinölä, R.; Vonk, R.; White, K.; Zeidler, W. (2018). World Amphipoda Database. Dikerogammarus villosus (Sowinsky, 1894). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=148586 on 2018-10-21
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2005-03-24 14:24:51Z
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2010-07-16 07:17:00Z
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2016-04-10 22:32:16Z
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2018-09-21 09:09:03Z
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original description  (ofGammarus marinus var. villosa Sowinsky, 1894) Sowinsky, V. (1894). Sur les crustacés de la Mer d’Azov = Ракообраанын Ааовскаго мори. <em>Zapiski Kievskago obshchestva estestvoispytatele = Mémoires de la Société des Naturalistes de Kieff.</em> 13: 289-406. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 380-383 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

context source (Schelde) Maris, T.; Beauchard, O.; Van Damme, S.; Van den Bergh, E.; Wijnhoven, S.; Meire, P. (2013). Referentiematrices en Ecotoopoppervlaktes Annex bij de Evaluatiemethodiek Schelde-estuarium Studie naar “Ecotoopoppervlaktes en intactness index”. <em>Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-01. NIOZ: Yerseke.</em> 35 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Faasse, M.; Van Moorsel, G. (2000). Nieuwe en minder bekende vlokreeftjes van sublitorale harde bodems in het Deltagebied (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Gammaridea) [New and lesser-known amphipods of hard substrates in the Delta area of the Netherlands (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Gammaridea)]. <i>Ned. Faunist. Meded. 11</i>: 19-44 (look up in IMIS[details]   

ecology source Rewicz, T.; Grabowski, M.; MacNeil, C.; Bącela-Spychalska, K. (2014). The profile of a ‘perfect’ invader – the case of killer shrimp, Dikerogammarus villosus. <em>Aquatic Invasions.</em> 9(3): 267-288., available online at https://doi.org/10.3391/ai.2014.9.3.04 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

ecology source Rewicz, T.; Wattier, R.; Grabowski, M.; Rigaud, T.; Bącela-Spychalska, K. (2015). Out of the Black Sea: Phylogeography of the Invasive Killer Shrimp Dikerogammarus villosus across Europe. <em>PLOS ONE.</em> 10(2): e0118121., available online at https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0118121 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Distribution  Dikerogammarus villosus is an invader from the Black Sea. This species is expected to occur in all fresh and weakly brackish water. [details]

Habitat Epigean [details]

From regional or thematic species database
Introduced species abundance in Czech Republic (Nation) : Common [details]

Introduced species abundance in Czech Republic (Nation) : Common to dominant [details]

Introduced species impact in Czech Republic (Nation) : Outcompetes native species for resources and/or space [details]

Introduced species population trend in Czech Republic (Nation) : Increasing [details]

Introduced species remark in Czech Republic (Nation) : The lagoon is geographically divided into a smaller part to the west, belonging to Germany and a larger eastern part belonging to Poland.  [details]

Introduced species remark in Czech Republic (Nation) : Species recorded here as "established" as most specimens in the population sampled at this location were mature females which (along with the greater than 20% proportion of juveniles) which indicates successful reproduction. [details]

Introduced species vector dispersal in Belgian part of the North Sea: Ships: accidental with ballast water, sea water systems, live wells or other deck basins [details]

Introduced species vector dispersal in Belgian part of the North Sea: Ships: accidental as attached or free-living fouling organisms [details]

Introduced species vector dispersal in Czech Republic (Nation) : Natural dispersal [details]

Introduced species vector dispersal in Belgian part of the North Sea: Ships: accidental with ballast water, sea water systems, live wells or other deck basins [details]

Introduced species vector dispersal in Belgian part of the North Sea: Ships: accidental as attached or free-living fouling organisms [details]

Introduced species vector dispersal in Czech Republic (Nation) : Secondary natural dispersal from alien source population. "Using the canals joining the different river systems, the species has reached the River Odra. There it quickly spread [natural dispersal] both up- and downstream, reaching for the first time the B [details]

From other sources
Alien species The killer shrimp Dikerogrammarus villosus original distribution was in the Ponto-Caspian region. After the opening of the canal between Danube and the Rhine in 1992 the species found its way to Western Europe. This killer shrimp distributed itself both actively and passively - via ships - through the European water-network and in 1997 the shrimp was found in the Belgian Albert canal. Since then, the species has advanced to brackish and freshwater in both East and West Flanders. Quickly the species became notorious as an aggressive omnivore that feeds on other shrimps. Together with its high adaptability and short generation time, this causes the killer shrimp to exclude other shrimps, affecting local food webs and biodiversity. These characteristics make of the killer shrimp a successful exotic invasive species. [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch reuzenvlokreeft  [details]
English killer shrimp  [details]
Ukrainian Бокоплав опушений  [details]