First record of the Asian prawn Palaemon macrodactylus Rathbun, 1902 (Caridea: Palaemonoidea: Palaemonidae) from the Black Sea.

@article{Micu2009FirstRO,
  title={First record of the Asian prawn Palaemon macrodactylus Rathbun, 1902 (Caridea: Palaemonoidea: Palaemonidae) from the Black Sea.},
  author={D. Micu and V. Niță},
  journal={Aquatic Invasions},
  year={2009},
  volume={4},
  pages={597-604}
}
The first specimens of the Asian prawn Palaemon macrodactylus Rathbun, 1902, including ovigerous females, were identified in estuarine water bodies along the Romanian coast during early September 2009, in large numbers compared to the native prawns Palaemon elegans Rathke, 1837 and Palaemon adspersus Rathke, 1837. Examination of archived samples backdated the first occurrence of P. macrodactylus in the Black Sea to 2002. The supposed vector of introduction is via ballast water, from ships… Expand
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