The increase in allochthonous species invasions represents a new threat for the delicate equilibrium of the cave ecosystems, characterized by unique biological communities of remarkable biodiversity. One of the most successful and best known invasive species of aquatic ecosystems in Europe is the North American red swamp crayfish Procambarus clarkii (Girard, 1852). In this study, we report the second case of a recent invasion of a subterranean habitat in Italy by this allochthonous crayfish. Its massive presence in the cave is presented and discussed in relation to its potential role in the deterioration of the subterranean aquatic and terrestrial community

Allochthonous invasive species in suterranean habitat: the case of the crayfish Procambarus clarkii (Crustacea, Gambaridae) from the Ausi cave (Latium, Italy) / Arianna, Martini; Chiara, Calcari; Daniela, Druella; Valerio, Cenni; Chimenti, Claudio; DI RUSSO, Claudio. - STAMPA. - (2018). ((Intervento presentato al convegno 79° Congresso Nazionale Unione Zoologica Italiana tenutosi a Lecce.

Allochthonous invasive species in suterranean habitat: the case of the crayfish Procambarus clarkii (Crustacea, Gambaridae) from the Ausi cave (Latium, Italy)

Claudio Chimenti;DI RUSSO, CLAUDIO
2018

Abstract

The increase in allochthonous species invasions represents a new threat for the delicate equilibrium of the cave ecosystems, characterized by unique biological communities of remarkable biodiversity. One of the most successful and best known invasive species of aquatic ecosystems in Europe is the North American red swamp crayfish Procambarus clarkii (Girard, 1852). In this study, we report the second case of a recent invasion of a subterranean habitat in Italy by this allochthonous crayfish. Its massive presence in the cave is presented and discussed in relation to its potential role in the deterioration of the subterranean aquatic and terrestrial community
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