Status of the invasive blue crab Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896 (Brachyura: Portunidae) in Slovenia

Authors

  • Lovrenc Lipej
  • Manja Rogelja

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/abs.64.2.15819

Keywords:

Adriatic Sea, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896, invasive species, presence, Slovenia

Abstract

Authors present data regarding the presence of the invasive blue crab Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896 (Brachyura: Portunidae) based on records gathered from local fishermen. This alien species was firstly recorded in Slovenian coastal waters in March 2019 and it was subsequently found in six other cases in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Crabs were collected or sighted in shallow coastal areas along the Slovenian coast. In addition, authors discussed about the status of the blue crab in marine and coastal habitats of Slovenia

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Lipej, L., & Rogelja, M. (2021). Status of the invasive blue crab Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896 (Brachyura: Portunidae) in Slovenia. Acta Biologica Slovenica, 64(2), 24-33. https://doi.org/10.14720/abs.64.2.15819

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