The invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz, 1865 along the English Channel and the North Sea French coasts: another introduction pathway in northern European waters?

Type Article
Date 2014-06
Language English
Author(s) Antajan ElvireORCID1, Bastian Thomas2, Raud Thomas2, Brylinski Jean-Michel2, Hoffman Stefan3, Breton Gerard4, Cornille Vincent2, Delegrange Alice2, Vincent Dorothee2
Affiliation(s) 1 : IFREMER, F-62200 Boulogne, France.
2 : ULCO, LOG, UMR CNRS 8187, F-62930 Wimereux, France.
3 : Inst Agr & Fisheries Res, Anim Sci Unit, B-8400 Oostende, Belgium.
4 : Assoc Port Vivant, F-76600 Le Havre, France.
Source Aquatic Invasions (1798-6540) (Regional Euro-asian Biological Invasions Centre-reabic), 2014-06 , Vol. 9 , N. 2 , P. 167-173
DOI 10.3391/ai.2014.9.2.05
WOS© Times Cited 13
Keyword(s) ctenophore, invasive species, Mnemiopsis leidyi
Abstract The presence of Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz, 1865 along the French coasts of the Eastern English Channel and the North Sea (EEC-NS) was established via morphological observation and molecular evidence. The earliest records were from surveys carried out in autumn 2005 in Le Havre harbour (Bay of Seine, EEC) and coincided with the historical introduction of the species in other Northern European waters. Since 2009, the species has also been frequently observed along the French coast of the North Sea. Results indicate M. leidyi has established a selfsustaining population in the Bay of Seine, which may act as a source population for northern European harbours via commercial shipping.
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Antajan Elvire, Bastian Thomas, Raud Thomas, Brylinski Jean-Michel, Hoffman Stefan, Breton Gerard, Cornille Vincent, Delegrange Alice, Vincent Dorothee (2014). The invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz, 1865 along the English Channel and the North Sea French coasts: another introduction pathway in northern European waters? Aquatic Invasions, 9(2), 167-173. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.3391/ai.2014.9.2.05 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00197/30861/