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

Galil, Bella S., Clark, Paul F., Carlton, James T. (Eds.)

2011, XVI, 716p. 163 illus., 87 illus. in color.

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  • Offers a global, comprehensive review of alien marine crustaceans
  • Highlights the pervasiveness, importance and impacts of alien crustacea across the world
  • Examines the commercial exploitation of invasive decapods

In The Wrong Place: Alien Marine Crustaceans - Distribution, Biology And Impacts 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.  Many crustaceans form the base of marine food chains, and are often prominent predators and competitors acting as ecological engineers in marine ecosystems.  Commencing in the 1800s global commerce began to move hundreds – perhaps thousands – of species of marine crustaceans across oceans and between continents, both intentionally and unintentionally.  This book tells the story of these invasions from Arctic waters to tropical shores, highlighting 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 for the first time in one volume 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, and American blue crabs in Europe, the evolutionary ecology of green crabs, and many other subjects as well, touching upon all ocean shores.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Crustacea - Environmental Impact - Marine Bioinvasions

Related subjects » Aquatic Sciences - Ecology

Table of contents 

Part I In the Beginning

The Global Dispersal of Marine and Estuarine Crustaceans

James T. Carlton

Part II Global Dispersal

Human-Mediated Spread of Alien Crabs

Annette Brockerhoff and Colin McLay

The Global Spread of the Chinese Mitten Crab Eriocheir sinensis Matt G. Bentley

The Japanese Skeleton Shrimp Caprella mutica

(Crustacea, Amphipoda): A Global Invader of Coastal Waters

Karin Boos, Gail V. Ashton, and Elizabeth J. Cook

Part III Alien Faunas by Region

Barnacle Invasions: Introduced, Cryptogenic, and Range Expanding

Cirripedia of North and South America James T. Carlton, William A. Newman, and Fábio Bettini Pitombo

Marine Crustacean Invasions in North America: A Synthesis

of Historical Records and Documented Impacts

Gregory Ruiz, Paul Fofonoff, Brian Steves, and Alisha Dahlstrom

Alien Decapod Crustaceans in the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean

Marcos Tavares

The Alien and Cryptogenic Marine Crustaceans of South Africa

Charles Griffi ths, Tamara Robinson, and Angela Mead

The Snow Crab, Chionoecetes Opilio (Decapoda, Majoidae,

Oregoniidae) in the Barents Sea

Ann-Lisbeth Agnalt, Valery Pavlov, Knut E. Jørstad,

E. Farestveit, and Jan Sundet

Alien Malacostracan Crustaceans in the Eastern Baltic Sea:

Pathways and Consequences

Nadezhda A. Berezina, Victor V. Petryashev, Arturas Razinkovas,

and Jūratė Lesutienė

Alien Crustaceans along the Southern and Western Baltic Sea

Krzysztof Jażdżewski and Michał Grabowski

Checklist of Cryptogenic and Alien Crustacea

of the European Atlantic Coast

Pierre Y. Noël

The Alien Crustaceans in the Mediterranean Sea:

An Historical Review

Bella S. Galil

An Incoming Flood on a Cryptic Stage: Understanding

Alien Crustacean Invasions in Southeast Asia

Darren C.J. Yeo, James T. Carlton, Serena L.M. Teo,

and Peter K.L. Ng

Alien Marine Crustaceans of Japan: A Preliminary Assessment

Wataru Doi, Seiichi Watanabe, and James T. Carlton

Aliens in the Antipodes: Non-indigenous Marine Crustaceans

of New Zealand and Australia

Shane T. Ahyong and Serena L. Wilkens

Part IV Commercial Exploitation of Invasive Decapods

The Pacific White Shrimp, Litopenaeus Vannamei, in Asia:

The World’s Most Widely Cultured Alien Crustacean

I Chiu Liao and Yew-Hu Chien

The Invasive History, Impact and Management of the Red King

Crab Paralithodes camtschaticus off the Coast of Norway

Lis Lindal Jørgensen and Einar M. Nilssen

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

Paul F. Clark

Part V Case Studies

Live and Let Live: Invasive Host, Charybdis longicollis

(Decapoda: Brachyura: Portunidae), and Invasive Parasite,

Heterosaccus dollfusi (Cirripedia: Rhizocephala: Sacculinidae)

Gianna Innocenti and Bella S. Galil

Invasion History and Success of the American Blue Crab

Callinectes Sapidus in European and Adjacent Waters

Stefan Nehring

The Introduced American Lobster, Homarus americanus

in Scandinavian Waters

Knut E. Jørstad, Ann-Lisbeth Agnalt, and Eva Farestveit

Part VI Carcinus in the Wrong Place

The Evolutionary Ecology of European Green Crab,

Carcinus maenas, in North America

Timothy C. Edgell and Johan Hollander

More than One Way to Invade: Lessons from Genetic Studies

of Carcinus Shore Crabs

John A. Darling

Ecological Impacts of Replacing One Invasive Species

with Another in Rocky Intertidal Areas

Blaine D. Griffen



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