: Brachidontes pharaonis
: (P. Fischer, 1870)
: 140437
Species Taxonomy
: Mytilidae
: Mytilida
: Bivalvia
: Mollusca
Species Data from AquaNIS
: Available
: Ballast waters, Biofouling, Tank sediments
Zooplankton (Larvae)
Results of species assessment according to Target Species selection criteria
Known human health impact? No
Comments: Not available.
Known economic impact? Yes
Comments: Blocking energy plant structures in Italy (Garaventa et al. 2012)
References: Garaventa, F., CorrĂ , C., Piazza, V., Giacco, E., Greco, G., Pane, L., & Faimali, M., 2012. Settlement of the alien mollusc Brachidontes pharaonis in a Mediterranean industrial plant: Bioassays for antifouling treatment optimization and management. Mar. Environ. Res. 76, 90-96.
Known measurable environmental impact? No
Comments: Not available.
Included in the final TS list? - Yes
Comments: Assessed by the COMPLETE project experts (2021), included in target species list.