Molecular analysis and new records of the invasive polychaete Boccardia proboscidea (Annelida: Spionidae)

Type Article
Date 2019
Language English
Author(s) Radashevsky Vasily, I1, Pankova Victoria V.1, Malyar Vasily V.1, Neretina Tatyana, V2, 3, Wilson Robin S.4, Worsfold Tim M.5, Diez Maria E.6, 7, Harris Leslie H.8, Hourdez Stephan9, Labrune Celine9, Houbin Celine10, Kind Britta11, Kuhlenkamp Ralph11, Nygren Arne12, Bonifacio Paulo13, Bachelet Guy14
Affiliation(s) 1 : Russian Acad Sci, Far Eastern Branch, Natl Sci Ctr Marine Biol, 17 Palchevsky St, Vladivostok 690041, Russia.
2 : Lomonosov Moscow State Univ, Fac Biol, White Sea Biol Stn, Moscow 119992, Russia.
3 : Russian Acad Sci, Kharkevich Inst Informat Transmiss Problems, 19-1 Bolshoy Karetny Pereulok, Moscow 127051, Russia.
4 : Museums Victoria, GPO Box 666, Melbourne, Vic 3001, Australia.
5 : APEM Ltd, 7 Diamond Ctr,Works Rd, Letchworth Garden City SG6 1LW, Herts, England.
6 : CCT CONICET, CENPAT, Inst Biol Organismos Marinos IBIOMAR, Lab Parasitol LAPA, Blvd Brown 2915,U9120ACF, Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina.
7 : UNPSJB, Fac Ingn, Lab Invest Infomat LINVI, Blvd Brown 3000,U9120ACF, Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina.
8 : Nat Hist Museum Los Angeles Cty, 900 Exposit Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA.
9 : Sorbonne Univ, CNRS UMR8222, Lab Ecogeochim Environm Benth, LECOB,Observ Oceanol, Ave Fontaule, F-66650 Banyuls Sur Mer, France.
10 : Sorbonne Univ, CNRS, Stn Biol Roscoff, Pl Georges Teissier,CS 90074, F-29688 Roscolt, France.
11 : PHYCOMARIN, Bredenbergsweg 5, D-21149 Hamburg, Germany.
12 : Univ Gothenburg, Fac Sci, Dept Marine Sci, Tjarno, Stromstad, Sweden.
13 : IFREMER, Ctr Bretagne, REM EEP, Lab Environm Profond,ZI Pointe Diable, CS 10070, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
14 : Univ Bordeaux, CNRS, UMR EPOC 5805, Stn Marine Arcachon, 2 Rue Prof Jolyet, F-33120 Arcachon, France.
Source Mediterranean Marine Science (1108-393X) (Natl Centre Marine Research), 2019 , Vol. 20 , N. 2 , P. 393-408
DOI 10.12681/mms.20363
WOS© Times Cited 10
Keyword(s) Polychaete, Distribution, Non Indigenous Species, West Mediterranean, France

The spionid polychaete Boccardia proboscidea Hartman, 1940 is a tube-dweller and shell/stone-borer widely occurring in temperate waters across the world and considered invasive in many areas. It was originally described from California, USA, and later reported from Pacific Canada, the Asian Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, South Africa, and northern Europe. The Bayesian inference analysis of sequence data of three gene fragments (836 bp in total) of the mitochondrial 16S rDNA, nuclear 28S rDNA, and Historie 3 has shown that individuals from the Pacific coasts of Canada and the USA, Argentina, Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and Mediterranean France were genetically very similar (maximal average p-distance value, 0.49%, was between 16S rDNA sequences). We consider these individuals to be conspecific and report the earliest records of B. proboscidea from the UK and a possible first Mediterranean record in the Gulf of Lion. The high 16S haplotype diversity of B. proboscidea detected in the north-eastern Pacific suggests a native distribution for the species in the northern Pacific and subsequent introductions through human activities to other parts of the world. The histories of these introductions are reviewed and the hypotheses about times and places of introductions are updated.

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Radashevsky Vasily, I, Pankova Victoria V., Malyar Vasily V., Neretina Tatyana, V, Wilson Robin S., Worsfold Tim M., Diez Maria E., Harris Leslie H., Hourdez Stephan, Labrune Celine, Houbin Celine, Kind Britta, Kuhlenkamp Ralph, Nygren Arne, Bonifacio Paulo, Bachelet Guy (2019). Molecular analysis and new records of the invasive polychaete Boccardia proboscidea (Annelida: Spionidae). Mediterranean Marine Science, 20(2), 393-408. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :