Rapid expansion of the Asian clam Corbicula fluminea (O. F. Müller, 1774): a new alien species in the mollusk community of the Vistula

Maciej Bonk, Katarzyna Zając, Anna M. Lipińska

Percentages of C. fluminea in size classes in the Vistula channel near the Sanna river mouth (sampling station no. 22; clams were grouped into shell length classes differing by 1 mm); mean 8.7 mm, SD ± 2.91, n = 288

Paper category: Original research paper
Corresponding author: Katarzyna Zając (kzajac@iop.krakow.pl)
DOI: 10.1515/ohs-2018-0009
Received: 21 March 2017
Accepted: 24 July 2017
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Abstract

A new large population of the Asian clam Corbicula fluminea (O. F. Müller, 1774) was found within a reach (ca 210 km long) of one of the largest European rivers, the Vistula. The largest population and the largest individuals were found at the outlet of a channel collecting heated water from the cooling process at the Połaniec power station and adjacent parts of the river. In the northern part of the study area, bivalves occurred at the channel margins, in groyne fields, and in the shallows of sand banks or sandbars. The clams were less numerous in places where the river was regulated with straightened banks and stone ripraps. Twenty-five other taxa of mollusks were found altogether at the sampling stations where Corbicula was observed, including other non-indigenous mollusk species.

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