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Record number 562467
Title First records of the sponge crab Dromia personata (Brachyura) in the Netherlands and its historical findings in the North Sea
Author(s) Moorsel, Godfried W.N.M. Van; Bennema, Floris P.; Nijland, Reindert
Source Marine Biodiversity Records 10 (2017)1. - ISSN 1755-2672
Department(s) WIAS
Marine Animal Ecology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2017
Keyword(s) Distribution expansion - Dromia personata - North Sea - Southern species - Sponge crab

Only a few records exist of the sponge crab Dromia personata in the North Sea. Most records are in local languages, and have limited availability. On 11 August 2016, D. personata was found by divers in the Eastern Scheldt, a former estuary in the south-western part of the Netherlands. In the months to follow, at least four other individuals were observed by divers at the same and nearby locations. This paper lists these and former records in the North Sea. The distribution pattern, and the possible migration of the sponge crab in relation to environmental conditions such as seawater temperature are discussed, as well as the crab's use of the non-native sponge Celtodoryx ciocalyptoides.

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