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Xenostrobus securis

Basic information
Scientific name Xenostrobus securis (No picture)
Common names smll brown mussel
Higher taxon Mytilidae, Mytiloida, Bivalvia, Mollusca
Natural range Australia and New Zealand
Habitat Intertidal zone of inner bay and nearby river mouse.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Coast of Kanto, Chubu districts, and western Japan. Range in Japan
Origin Australia or New Zealand
Date The first record was at Kojima Bay, Okayama Pref., in 1972.
Route With ballast water or fouling on ships
Impact Pollution by fouling on channels.
Regulation in Japan
Introduced range in other countries Adriatic Sea
Reference Notes
  • DECO (ed) (2006) Dictionary of Alien Species. Tokyo-Shoseki. (in Jpn)
  • Kimura et al. (2004) The Present status of marine alien benthos in Japan, based on a survey of collections in museums and aquaria. Japanese Journal of Benthology. 59:58-67 (in Jpn with English abstract)
  • Ecol Soc Japan (ed) (2002) Handbook of Alien Species in Japan. Chijin-Shokan. (in Jpn)
  • JWRC (ed) (2008) A Photographic Guide to the Invasive Alien Species in Japan. Heibonsha. (in Jpn)
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