: Rangia cuneata
: (G. B. Sowerby I, 1832)
: 156991
Species Taxonomy
: Mactridae
: Venerida
: Bivalvia
: Mollusca
Species Data from AquaNIS
: Available
: Not available
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: Represents a novel ecosystem function as well as it is a valuable food item for many predators <...> may provide extra substrate for algae and invertebrates (Möller et al., 2017); may change of the dominant taxon and the structure of benthic community (Rudinskaya et al., 2012).
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 2021-09-01. Möller, T., & Kotta, J. (2017). Rangia cuneata (GB Sowerby I, 1831) continues its invasion in the Baltic Sea: the first record in Pärnu Bay, Estonia. BioInvasions Record, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.3391/bir.2017.6.2.13 Rudinskaya, L. V., & Gusev, A. A. (2012). Invasion of the North American wedge clam Rangia cuneata (GB Sowerby I, 1831)(Bivalvia: Mactridae) in the Vistula Lagoon of the Baltic Sea. Russian Journal of Biological Invasions, 3(3), 220-229. DOI: 10.1134/S2075111712030071 Solovjova, S., Samuilovienė, A., Srėbalienė, G., Minchin, D., & Olenin, S. (2019). Limited success of the non-indigenous bivalve clam Rangia cuneata in the Lithuanian coastal waters of the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon. Oceanologia, 61(3), 341-349. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceano.2019.01.005
Included in the final TS list? - Yes
Comments: Assessed by the COMPLETE project experts (2021), included in target species list.