The first invasive bivalve in African fresh waters: invasion portrait and management options
M. Clavero, Estación Biológica de Doñana, CSIC. Américo Vespucio s/n, 41092 Sevilla, Spain. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The first clear evidence of the establishment of an invasive freshwater bivalve in Africa is provided, through the description of the distribution of Corbicula fluminea in Morocco.
- C. fluminea was detected in 2008 and 2011 in two independent river basins, although still absent in other river systems throughout the country.
- This information is used to propose management actions, which should be focused on avoiding interbasin expansion as well as new introduction events from European fresh waters. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.