: Blackfordia virginica
: Mayer, 1910
: 117313
Species Taxonomy
: Blackfordiidae
: Leptothecata
: Hydrozoa
: Cnidaria
Species Data from AquaNIS
: Not entered
: Ballast waters, Biofouling
Zooplankton (Adult, 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: Potentialy alters trophic interactions or food webs (Hayes et al., 2003)
References: Hayes, K. R., & Sliwa, C., 2003. Identifying potential marine pests—a deductive approach applied to Australia. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 46(1), 91-98.
Included in the final TS list? - Yes
Comments: Assessed by the COMPLETE project experts (2021), included in target species list.