Spionid polychaetes expand their distribution by accompanying oyster shells during transportation

Waka Sato-Okoshi, Kenji Okoshi

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Abstract

Spionid polychaetes which associate with oysters are suggested to have been increasing their populations as the result of host oyster increase by (1) constructing artificial structures along the seashore to enhance their opportunity to settle and increase their populations and (2) growing oyster commercially for food sources. They also have been spreading all over the world to become unintentional invasive species by accompanying oyster shells which have been transported from their native range quicker and easier than ever.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOysters
Subtitle of host publicationBiology, Consumption and Ecological Importance
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages95-119
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781629488080
ISBN (Print)9781629488066
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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