A new range-extending record of the invasive sea squirt S. clava in the north of Scotland

Andrew Want, Jenni E. Kakkonen

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Abstract

A new record of an individual of the invasive sea squirt, Styela clava, is reported from Scapa Flow in Orkney, Scotland. This represents a 1.54° latitudinal extension (168 km) from the previous northern-most record in UK waters. Diver surveys of hard substrates in the immediate area, part of local biosecurity protocols, did not find any additional individuals. Possible transport vectors, likelihood of an established reproductively active population, and implications to local biodiversity are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number15
JournalMarine Biodiversity Records
Volume14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2021

Keywords

  • British waters
  • Invasive species
  • S. clava
  • Sea squirt
  • Tunicate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology

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