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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDikerogammarus villosus (Sowinsky, 1894) 
AphiaID: 148586

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArthropoda (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrustacea (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalacostraca (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEumalacostraca (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPeracarida (Superorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipoda (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSenticaudata (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGammarida (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGammaridira (Parvorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGammaroidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGammaridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDikerogammarus (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDikerogammarus villosus (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDikerogammarus Stebbing, 1899
Source  basis of record 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)]. Ned. Faunist. Meded. 11: 19-44 (look up in IMIS[details]

Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorreuzenvlokreeft  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkiller shrimp  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorБокоплав опушений  [details]
Environment brackish, fresh
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Czech Republic
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorCzech Republic (introduced: alien[details]
From other sources
Netherlands
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHaringvliet [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHellevoetsluis [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMillingen [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOoltgensplaat [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRijn [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpeelmansplaten [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorStellendam [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorVolkerak [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorZuiderdiep [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBergse Diepsluis [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorElbe [details]
Feedingtypes  omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCucumispora dikerogammari Ovcharenko, Bacela, Wilkinson, Ironside, Rigaud & Wattier, 2009 (parasite)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNosema dikerogammari Ovcharenko & Kurandina, 1987 (parasite)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDelivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (2 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (2 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (31 nucleotides; 11 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Notes 
From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in Czech Republic (Nation) : Common [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in Czech Republic (Nation) : Common to dominant [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Czech Republic (Nation) : Outcompetes native species for resources and/or space [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species population trend in Czech Republic (Nation) : Increasing [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced 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]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced 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]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Czech Republic (Nation) : Natural dispersal [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced 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
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAlien 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution  Dikerogammarus villosus is an immigrant of the Black Sea. This species is expected to occur in all fresh and weakly brackish water. [details]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Dikerogammarus villosus
Dikerogammarus villosus

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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:148586
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-03-24 14:24:51Z  created  Cuvelier, Daphne
2010-07-16 07:17:00Z  changed  Lowry, Jim
  
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  Citation: Lowry, J. (2014). Dikerogammarus villosus. In: Horton, T.; Lowry, J. & De Broyer, C. (2013 onwards) World Amphipoda Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=148586 on 2014-12-21
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