First record of Corbicula fluminalis (O. F. Müller, 1774) (Bivalvia: Corbiculidae) in Poland 

Anna Maria Łabęcka, e-mail: labecka@univ.szczecin.pl

Department of General Zoology, University of Szczecin, Felczaka 3a, 71-412 Szczecin, Poland

Józef Domagała

Department of General Zoology, University of Szczecin, Felczaka 3a, 71-412 Szczecin, Poland

Małgorzata Pilecka - Rapacz

Department of General Zoology, University of Szczecin, Felczaka 3a, 71-412 Szczecin, Poland
Abstract

A human-modified environment may provide a favourable habitat for acclimation of invasive species. The resulting new niche is often unavailable for the native fauna and, consequently, can be successfully inhabited by alien invaders. This is also due to relatively low competition for food resources and space. New species inhabiting heated waters are being reported increasingly often. Recently, the presence of an Asiatic clam, Corbicula fluminalis (O. F. Müller, 1774), was confirmed in the lower course of the Odra River. This is the second taxon of the genus Corbicula found in Poland, in Western Pomerania, in a heated channel.

Key words
Asiatic clam; Corbicula fluminalis; bivalves; heated waters; invasions of molluscs Poland
Folia Malacologica (2005) 13: 25-27
First published on-line: 2005-03-10 00:00:00
http://dx.doi.org/10.12657/folmal.013.003
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