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Melita nitida
VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (2022). Melita nitida. Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en aanpalende estuaria = Non-indigenous species from the Belgian part of the North Sea and estuaria. VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (VLIZ): Oostende. Diff. pag. pp.
Part of: Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en omliggende estuaria = Non-indigenous species from the Belgian part of the North Sea and estuaria. VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (VLIZ): Ostend.
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VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (2020). Melita nitida - Elegante honingvlokreeft, in: Verleye, T. et al. Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en aanpalende estuaria. VLIZ Special Publication, 86: pp. 261-265, more

Keyword
    Melita nitida S.I. Smith in Verrill, 1873 [WoRMS]

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  • Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en omliggende estuaria

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Abstract
    The amphipod Melita nitida originates from the east and west coasts of North America. Through shipping (on ship hulls or in ballast water) it reached Europe. Here, it was spotted for the first time in the Dutch Western Scheldt in 1998. In 2003, this non-indigenous amphipod was observed for the first time in Belgium, in the Sea Scheldt near Doel. Remarkable is that this amphipod is mainly found underneath Japanese oysters Crassostrea gigas and stones; places that are less populated by native amphipods.

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