The Japanese oyster drill Ocinebrellus inornatus (Récluz, 1851) (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Muricidae), introduced to the Limfjord, Denmark

  title={The Japanese oyster drill Ocinebrellus inornatus (R{\'e}cluz, 1851) (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Muricidae), introduced to the Limfjord, Denmark},
  author={J{\o}rgen L{\"u}tzen and Marco A. Faasse and Adriaan Gittenberger and Henrik Glenner and Erik Hoffmann},
  journal={Aquatic Invasions},
The predatory neogastropod Ocinebrellus inornatus was first reported from Europe in W France in 1995 and has since been detected at other sites in NW and N France and The Netherlands. It is native to the North Pacific where it preys on the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas. Here we report on the occurrence of the species in beds of European oysters (Ostrea edulis) in the Limfjord, NW Jutland, Denmark. The morphology-based identification has been confirmed by genetic analysis. The species was… Expand

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