The first invasive bivalve in African fresh waters: invasion portrait and management options
Article first published online: 8 MAR 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
Volume 22, Issue 2, pages 277–280, March 2012
How to Cite
Clavero, M., Araujo, R., Calzada, J., Delibes, M., Fernández, N., Gutiérrez-Expósito, C., Revilla, E. and Román, J. (2012), The first invasive bivalve in African fresh waters: invasion portrait and management options. Aquatic Conserv: Mar. Freshw. Ecosyst., 22: 277–280. doi: 10.1002/aqc.2231
- Issue published online: 4 APR 2012
- Article first published online: 8 MAR 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 JAN 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 12 JAN 2012
- Manuscript Received: 24 NOV 2011
- alien species
- 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.