: Rhithropanopeus harrisii
: (Gould, 1841)
: 107414
Species Taxonomy
: Panopeidae
: Decapoda
: Malacostraca
: Arthropoda
Species Data from AquaNIS
In the crab’s native range, Grosholz and Ruiz (1995) looked for evidence supporting a genetic basis for resistance to the parasite L. panopaei in two different North American populations by estimating the heritability of susceptibility to infection.
: Ballast waters
Zooplankton (Larvae)
Results of species assessment according to Target Species selection criteria
Known human health impact? No
Comments: Not available.
Known economic impact? No
Comments: Not available.
Known measurable environmental impact? Yes
Comments: Triggers top-down control resulting in a decline in richness and biomass of benthic invertebrates, and an increase in pelagic nutrients and phytoplankton biomass (Kotta et al. 2018).
References: AquaNIS. Editorial Board, 2015. Information system on Aquatic Non-Indigenous and Cryptogenic Species. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.corpi.ku.lt/databases/aquanis. Version 2.36+. Accessed 2021-07-23. Kotta, J., Wernberg, T., Jänes, H., Kotta, I., Nurkse, K., Pärnoja, M., Orav-Kotta, H. 2018. Novel crab predator causes marine ecosystem regime shift. Scientific Reports, 8: 4956. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-23282-w
Included in the final TS list? - Yes
Comments: Assessed by the COMPLETE project experts (2021), included in target species list.