Invaders in the open sea : Establishment of the New Zealand snail Philine auriformis in southern California coastal waters

@inproceedings{Cadien2003InvadersIT,
  title={Invaders in the open sea : Establishment of the New Zealand snail Philine auriformis in southern California coastal waters},
  author={Donald B. Cadien and J. Ananda Ranasinghe},
  year={2003}
}
County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, 24501 S. Figueroa St., Carson, CA 90745 ABSTRACT In late 1994, Philine auriformis, a clam predator from New Zealand, first appeared in Southern California Bight (SCB) coastal waters. This is one of a few documented exotic species introductions to shelf communities; most are reported from bays, harbors, or the intertidal zone. P. auriformis was first collected in California from San Francisco Bay in 1993, and spread within a year to Bodega Bay… CONTINUE READING

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