Bratislavia dadayi (Michaelsen, 1905) (Annelida: Clitellata: Naididae): A new non-indigenous species for Europe, and other non-native annelids in the Schelde estuary

Jan Soors, Ton van Haaren, Timm Tarmo, Jeroen Speybroeck

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    For the first time, the freshwater oligochaete species Bratislavia dadayi (Michaelsen, 1905) is recorded in Europe. The species was found at three subtidal stations in the Schelde estuary in Belgium, where it was probably introduced from the Americas. We provide an overview of the species' nomenclature, diagnostics, distribution, and ecology. Bratislavia dadayi is one of 11 non-indigenous annelids currently known to occur in the Schelde estuary.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number10.3391/ai.2013.8.1.04
    JournalAquatic Invasions
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)37-44
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - Mar-2013

    Thematic list

    • Species and biotopes

    EWI Biomedical sciences

    • B005-zoology

    Taxonomic list

    • earthworms (Oligochaeta)

    Geographic list

    • Belgium


    • identification

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