Rapid spread of a new alien and potentially invasive species, Clathrocaspia knipowitschii (Makarov, 1938) (Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae), in the Danube River

Authors

  • József Szekeres Danube Research Institute, Centre for Ecological Research, Karolina út 29, 1113 Budapest, Hungary
  • Arne Beermann Aquatic Ecosystem Research, University of Duisburg-Essen, Universitätsstrasse 5, S05V05F13, 45141 Essen, Germany
  • Thomas A. Neubauer 1. Department of Animal Ecology & Systematics, Justus Liebig University, Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26 (IFZ), 35392 Giessen, Germany; 2. Naturalis Biodiversity Center, 2333 CR Leiden, the Netherlands
  • Miroslav Očadlík WWF Slovakia, Medená 101/5, 811 02 Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Momir Paunović Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković” – National Institute of the Republic of Serbia, University of Belgrade, 11060 Belgrade, Serbia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6432-1191
  • Maja Raković Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković” – National Institute of the Republic of Serbia, University of Belgrade, 11060 Belgrade, Serbia http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6899-6113
  • Béla Csányi Hydrobiologist, 2131 Göd, Budai Nagy Antal u. 10, Hungary
  • András Varga Mátra Múzeum, Kossuth utca 40, 3200 Gyöngyös, Hungary
  • Alexander Weigand National Museum of Natural History Luxembourg, 25 Rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Thomas Wilke Department of Animal Ecology & Systematics, Justus Liebig University, Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26 (IFZ), 35392 Giessen, Germany
  • Zoltán Fehér WWF Hungary, Álmos vezér útja 69/A, H-1141 Budapest, Hungary

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2298/ABS220211006S

Keywords:

freshwater snails, non-indigenous species, DNA metabarcoding, Danube

Abstract

Paper description:

  • The non-indigenous freshwater snail Clathrocaspia knipowitschii was detected in the Danube River for the first time in 2013. Since then, the snail has spread along the Danube
  • The identity of the species revealed by morphological characters is confirmed by DNA barcoding.
  • DNA metabarcoding of bulk samples proved effective in unravelling the distribution of this gastropod. It is necessary to monitor systematically the occurrence and spread of alien species in aquatic ecosystems.

Abstract: The distribution and spread of a new alien gastropod species, Clathrocaspia knipowitschii (Makarov, 1938) (Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae: Caspiinae) in the Danube River was examined. First findings of this species for Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia are presented. Clathrocaspia knipowitschii was initially found in 2013 in the Iron Gate stretch of the Danube River at the border between Romania and Serbia. In 2019 and 2020, the species was found at several sites in the lower Danube in Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria, and also upstream in the middle Hungarian Danube in high population densities. The species appears to have spread along more than 800 km in six years. This finding together with the available abundance data indicates that C. knipowitschii is potentially an invasive species, but further observations are needed.

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2022-04-01

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Szekeres J, Beermann A, Neubauer TA, Očadlík M, Paunović M, Raković M, Csányi B, Varga A, Weigand A, Wilke T, Fehér Z. Rapid spread of a new alien and potentially invasive species, Clathrocaspia knipowitschii (Makarov, 1938) (Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae), in the Danube River. Arch Biol Sci [Internet]. 2022Apr.1 [cited 2022Jul.6];74(1):81-9. Available from: https://www.serbiosoc.org.rs/arch/index.php/abs/article/view/7492

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