First occurrence of the non-native bryozoan Schizoporella japonica Ortmann (1890) in Western Europe.

@article{Ryland2014FirstOO,
  title={First occurrence of the non-native bryozoan Schizoporella japonica Ortmann (1890) in Western Europe.},
  author={John S. Ryland and Rohan H. F. Holt and Jennifer Loxton},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2014},
  volume={3780},
  pages={481-502}
}
Schizoporella japonica Ortmann was described from Japan but was subsequently introduced on Pacific oysters to the Pacific coast of North America, where it is now well established. In this paper we record it for the first time in European waters. The initial discovery was in a marina at Holyhead, North Wales, in July 2010 but S. japonica has since been observed abundantly in the Orkney Islands (from May 2011) and, subsequently, at other localities in northern Scotland. Introduction seems most… CONTINUE READING
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