: Caprella mutica
: Schurin, 1935
: 146768
Species Taxonomy
: Caprellidae
: Amphipoda
: Malacostraca
: Arthropoda
Species Data from AquaNIS
: Not entered
: Ballast waters, Biofouling
: Not entered
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: Out-competes native caprellids (Cook et al., 2007).
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 2021-09-02. Cook EJ, Jahnke M, Kerckhof F, Minchin D, Faasse M, Boos K, Ashton G (2007) European expansion of the introduced amphipod Caprella mutica Schurin 1935. Aq Inv 2: 411-421. Daneliya, M. E., & Laakkonen, H. (2012). The Japanese skeleton shrimp Caprella mutica (Amphipoda: Caprellidae) in Sweden (Eastern Skagerrak). Marine Biodiversity Records, 5.
Included in the final TS list? - Yes
Comments: Assessed by the COMPLETE project experts (2021), included in target species list.
Recipient RegionIntroduction Year
Denmark / Baltic Sea2017