Skip to main content

Alien and invasive fresh water Gastropoda in South Africa

Buy Article:

$55.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

Ten species of freshwater gastropod have been introduced into South Africa, mostly through the aquarium trade. Two of these, Lymnaea columella (Lymnaeidae) and Physa acuta (Physidae), have been invasive in river systems across the country for many years, probably since the 1940s or 1950s, and two recent arrivals, Tarebia granifera (Thiaridae) and Aplexa marmorata (Physidae), are spreading. Research on one of the well-established invaders, P. acuta, is reviewed and updated and a suite of attributes is identified that may have enabled it to become invasive.

Keywords: ALIEN; FRESH WATER; GASTROPOD; INTRODUCED; INVASIVE; PHYSA ACUTA; SOUTH AFRICA

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2003-01-01

More about this publication?
  • Co-Published by NISC and Taylor & Francis - Subscriber access available here
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more