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The world is their oyster: differences in epibiota on sympatric populations of native Ostrea edulis and non-native Crassostrea gigas (Magallana gigas) oysters

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C. Guy, A. Blight, D. Smyth, D. Roberts

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Abstract

In this study we aimed to assess the relative effects of native Ostrea edulis and non-native Crassostrea gigas and their associated epibiotic biodiversity. We recorded epibiont location on the shell as well as the upper or lower valve. Epibiont species richness was significantly lower on C. gigas. The epibiota communities differed significantly between the two oyster species. The continued spread of C. gigas may potentially impact the epibiont biodiversity associated with oyster species in Strangford Lough. Management strategies should prevent sustained population expansion and associated changes in colonisation habitat.
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-58
JournalJournal of Sea Research
Volume140
Early online date5 Jul 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018

    Research areas

  • Invasive species, Epibiota, Biodiversity

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