Monitoring and morphometric studies of the European shore crab Carcinus maenas in Gulf St Vincent: Interim report for the Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources management Board

Sabine Dittmann, Ryan Baring, Hayley Jessup-Case, Rene Campbell

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Abstract

The European shore crab Carcinus maenas (hereafter Carcinus) is one of the most invasive marine species in the world and has established populations in the Gulf St Vincent. Monitoring the distribution and abundance of Carcinus along the Adelaide coastline from the northern mangrove shores to rocky intertidal areas south of the city has confirmed the wide-spread occurrence and increased abundance of this invasive crab.
Monitoring in 2016/17 was carried out using baited traps at two mangrove and two Port River sites, and timed searches on southern rocky shores. This report comprises findings from six surveys between winter 2016 and spring 2017 and the results are presented in conjunction with longer-term data from previous monitoring.
Original languageEnglish
TypeGovernment report
PublisherFlinders University
Number of pages48
Place of PublicationAdelaide
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

Keywords

  • rocky intertidal
  • European shore crab
  • Carcinus maenas
  • invasive species

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