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In the Wrong Place: Alien Marine Crustaceans: Distribution, Biology and Impacts

Series: Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology Volume: 6

Edited By: Bella S Galil, Paul F Clark and James T Carlton

716 pages, colour & b/w photos, illustrations and maps; tables


Hardback | Apr 2011 | #192692 | ISBN-13: 9789400705906
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NHBS Price: £249.99 $326/€285 approx

About this book

This volume provides a unique view into the remarkable story of how shrimps, crabs, and lobsters - and their many relatives - have been distributed around the world by human activity, and the profound implications of this global reorganization of biodiversity for marine conservation biology. It highlights not only the importance and impact of all prominent crustacean invasions in the world's oceans, but also the commercial exploitation of invasive crabs and shrimps.

Topics explored include the historical roots of man's impact on crustacean biogeography, the global dispersal of crabs, barnacle invasions, insights into the potential scale of tropical invasions, the history of the world's most widely cultured shrimp, the invasive history and management of red king crabs in Norway, Chinese mitten crabs in England, American blue crabs in Europe, and the evolutionary ecology of green crabs.


Part I In the Beginning
- The Global Dispersal of Marine and Estuarine Crustaceans

Part II Global Dispersal
- Human-Mediated Spread of Alien Crabs
- The Global Spread of the Chinese Mitten Crab Eriocheir sinensis
- The Japanese Skeleton Shrimp Caprella mutica (Crustacea, Amphipoda): A Global Invader of Coastal Waters

Part III Alien Faunas by Region
- Barnacle Invasions: Introduced, Cryptogenic, and Range Expanding Cirripedia of North and South America
- Marine Crustacean Invasions in North America: A Synthesis of Historical Records and Documented Impacts
- Alien Decapod Crustaceans in the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean
- The Alien and Cryptogenic Marine Crustaceans of South Africa
- The Snow Crab, Chionoecetes Opilio (Decapoda, Majoidae, Oregoniidae) in the Barents Sea
- Alien Malacostracan Crustaceans in the Eastern Baltic Sea: Pathways and Consequences
- Alien Crustaceans along the Southern and Western Baltic Sea
- Checklist of Cryptogenic and Alien Crustacea of the European Atlantic Coast
- The Alien Crustaceans in the Mediterranean Sea: An Historical Review
- An Incoming Flood on a Cryptic Stage: Understanding Alien Crustacean Invasions in Southeast Asia
- Alien Marine Crustaceans of Japan: A Preliminary Assessment
- Aliens in the Antipodes: Non-indigenous Marine Crustaceans of New Zealand and Australia

Part IV Commercial Exploitation of Invasive Decapods
- The Pacific White Shrimp, Litopenaeus Vannamei, in Asia: The World's Most Widely Cultured Alien Crustacean
- The Invasive History, Impact and Management of the Red King Crab Paralithodes camtschaticus off the Coast of Norway
- The Commercial Exploitation of the Chinese Mitten Crab Eriocheir sinensis in the River Thames, London: Damned if We Don't and Damned if We Do

Part V Case Studies
- Live and Let Live: Invasive Host, Charybdis longicollis (Decapoda: Brachyura: Portunidae), and Invasive Parasite, Heterosaccus dollfusi (Cirripedia: Rhizocephala: Sacculinidae)
- Invasion History and Success of the American Blue Crab Callinectes Sapidus in European and Adjacent Waters
- The Introduced American Lobster, Homarus americanus in Scandinavian Waters

Part VI Carcinus in the Wrong Place
- The Evolutionary Ecology of European Green Crab, Carcinus maenas, in North America
- More than One Way to Invade: Lessons from Genetic Studies of Carcinus Shore Crabs
- Ecological Impacts of Replacing One Invasive Species with Another in Rocky Intertidal Areas


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