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The highly invasive Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis in the Tagus Estuary, Portugal: morphology of the specimens 20 years after the first captures

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 August 2014

Dagmara Wójcik*
Affiliation:
Department of Experimental Ecology of Marine Organisms, Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdańsk, Al. Marszałka J. Piłsudskiego 46, 81-378 Gdynia, Poland
Anna Wojtczak
Affiliation:
Department of Experimental Ecology of Marine Organisms, Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdańsk, Al. Marszałka J. Piłsudskiego 46, 81-378 Gdynia, Poland
Pedro Anastácio
Affiliation:
Department of Landscape, Environment and Planning, IMAR – Institute of Marine Research, University of Évora, Rua Romão Ramalho 59, 7000-671 Évora, Portugal
Monika Normant
Affiliation:
Department of Experimental Ecology of Marine Organisms, Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdańsk, Al. Marszałka J. Piłsudskiego 46, 81-378 Gdynia, Poland
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*Corresponding author: d.wojcik@ug.edu.pl
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Abstract

Eriocheir sinensis is an invasive species that spread in European waters as the result of human activity. The captures from the Portuguese population took place in September 2013 in the Tagus Estuary and were dominated by the medium-sized individuals at the beginning of their reproducing cycle (n=192).

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