Zoochorous dispersal of freshwater bivalves: an overlooked vector in biological invasions?

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dc.contributor.author Coughlan, Neil E.
dc.contributor.author Stevens, Andrew L.
dc.contributor.author Kelly, Thomas C.
dc.contributor.author Dick, Jaimie
dc.contributor.author Jansen, Marcel A. K.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-04T15:17:32Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-04T15:17:32Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-15
dc.identifier.citation Coughlan, N. E., Stevens, A. L., Kelly, T. C., Dick, J. T. A. and Jansen, M. A. K. (2017) 'Zoochorous dispersal of freshwater bivalves: an overlooked vector in biological invasions?', Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems, (418) 42 (8 pp.). doi: 10.1051/kmae/2017037 en
dc.identifier.issued 418 en
dc.identifier.startpage 42-1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 42-8 en
dc.identifier.issn 1961-9502
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/4831
dc.identifier.doi 10.1051/kmae/2017037
dc.description.abstract Vectors that underpin the natural dispersal of invasive alien species are frequently unknown. In particular, the passive dispersal (zoochory) of one organism (or propagule) by another, usually more mobile animal, remains poorly understood. Field observations of the adherence of invasive freshwater bivalves to other organisms have prompted us to assess the importance of zoochory in the spread of three prolific invaders: zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha; quagga mussel Dreissena bugensis; and Asian clam Corbicula fluminea. An extensive, systematic search of the literature was conducted across multiple on-line scientific databases using various search terms and associated synonyms. In total, only five publications fully satisfied the search criteria. It appears that some fish species can internally transport viable adult D. polymorpha and C. fluminea specimens. Additionally, literature indicates that veligers and juvenile D. polymorpha can adhere to the external surfaces of waterbirds. Overall, literature suggests that zoochorous dispersal of invasive bivalves is possible, but likely a rare occurrence. However, even the establishment of a few individuals (or a single self-fertilising C. fluminea specimen) can, over-time, result in a substantial population. Here, we highlight knowledge gaps, identify realistic opportunities for data collection, and suggest management protocols to mitigate the spread of invasive alien species. en
dc.description.sponsorship Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland (Irish EPA Research grant 2015-NC-MS-4) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher EDP Sciences en
dc.rights © N.E. Coughlan et al., Published by EDP Sciences 2017. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY-ND (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Ectozoochory en
dc.subject Endozoochory en
dc.subject Freshwater ecosystems en
dc.subject Ichthyochory en
dc.subject Invasive alien en
dc.subject Secondary spread en
dc.title Zoochorous dispersal of freshwater bivalves: an overlooked vector in biological invasions? en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Thomas Kelly, School Of Bio, Earth & Env, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: t.kelly@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Thomas Kelly, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: t.kelly@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2017-10-04T15:07:42Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Environmental Protection Agency en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress t.kelly@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress m.jansen@ucc.ie en


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© N.E. Coughlan et al., Published by EDP Sciences 2017. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY-ND (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material. Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as © N.E. Coughlan et al., Published by EDP Sciences 2017. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY-ND (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.
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