publication . Article . 2015

News from the western European invasion front

Ribeiro Filipe;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2015 Journal: Frontiers in Marine Science, volume 2 (issn: 2296-7745, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Abstract
Invasive species are one of the main threats to aquatic biodiversity, being particularly serious in regions with high number of endemic and endangered fishes. Portugal has currently one of the highest numbers of non-native fishes per area in western Europe and the rate of species arrival is increasing. In this review, an updated status of non-native fishes is provided with recent trends of leading vectors and routes. Non-native fish component represents 31% of the freshwater fish diversity existing in the country, totaling 20 established species out of 28 introduced species. In the last decade, the non-native fish detection rate (a proxy of introduction rate) ha...
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free text keywords: freshwater environments, alien species, Iberian Peninsula, ornamental fish, Recreational fisheries, lcsh:Science, lcsh:Q, lcsh:General. Including nature conservation, geographical distribution, lcsh:QH1-199.5
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