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First record of adult specimens of the Oriental shrimp Palaemon macrodactylus Rathbun, 1902 in the Venice Lagoon (north Adriatic Sea, Italy)

July 17, 2014

The first record of adult Oriental shrimps Palaemon macrodactylus Rathbun, 1902 in the Venice Lagoon (north Adriatic Sea) is presented based on six specimens collected in a shallow water habitat during May 2012. The record is discussed in the context of the widespread distribution of the species, taking into account the possible ways of introduction and the possible consequences of the presence of P. macrodactylus in the Venice Lagoon.

Cavraro F, Zucchetta M, Franzoi P, in press: First record of adult specimens of the Oriental shrimp Palaemon macrodactylus Rathbun, 1902 in the Venice Lagoon (north Adriatic Sea, Italy), BioIvasions Records, 3(3). Article.

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