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In the Wrong Place - Alien Marine Crustaceans: Distribution, Biology and Impacts

  • Bella S. Galil
  • Paul F. Clark
  • James T. Carlton

Part of the Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology book series (INNA, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. In the Beginning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Global Dispersal

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Annette Brockerhoff, Colin McLay
      Pages 27-106
  4. Alien Faunas by Region

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. James T. Carlton, William A. Newman, Fábio Bettini Pitombo
      Pages 159-213
    3. Gregory Ruiz, Paul Fofonoff, Brian Steves, Alisha Dahlstrom
      Pages 215-250
    4. Charles Griffiths, Tamara Robinson, Angela Mead
      Pages 269-282
    5. Ann-Lisbeth Agnalt, Valery Pavlov, Knut Eirik Jørstad, Eva Farestveit, Jan Sundet
      Pages 283-300
    6. Nadezhda A. Berezina, Victor V. Petryashev, Arturas Razinkovas, Jūratė Lesutienė
      Pages 301-322
    7. Krzysztof Jażdżewski, Michał Grabowski
      Pages 323-344
    8. Darren C. J. Yeo, James T. Carlton, Serena L. M. Teo, Peter K. L. Ng
      Pages 403-417
    9. Wataru Doi, Seiichi Watanabe, James T. Carlton
      Pages 419-449

About this book


In The Wrong Place: Alien Marine Crustaceans - Distribution, Biology And Impacts provides a unique view into the remarkable story of how shrimps, crabs, and lobsters – and their many relatives – have been distributed around the world by human activity, and the profound implications of this global reorganization of biodiversity for marine conservation biology.  Many crustaceans form the base of marine food chains, and are often prominent predators and competitors acting as ecological engineers in marine ecosystems.  Commencing in the 1800s global commerce began to move hundreds – perhaps thousands – of species of marine crustaceans across oceans and between continents, both intentionally and unintentionally.  This book tells the story of these invasions from Arctic waters to tropical shores, highlighting not only the importance and impact of all prominent crustacean invasions in the world's oceans, but also the commercial exploitation of invasive crabs and shrimps. Topics explored for the first time in one volume include the historical roots of man's impact on crustacean biogeography, the global dispersal of crabs, barnacle invasions, insights into the potential scale of tropical invasions, the history of the world's most widely cultured shrimp, the invasive history and management of red king crabs in Norway, Chinese mitten crabs in England, and American blue crabs in Europe, the evolutionary ecology of green crabs, and many other subjects as well, touching upon all ocean shores.


Crustacea Environmental Impact Marine Bioinvasions

Editors and affiliations

  • Bella S. Galil
    • 1
  • Paul F. Clark
    • 2
  • James T. Carlton
    • 3
  1. 1.Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Res.National Institute of OceanographyHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyThe Natural History MuseumLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3., Maritime Studies ProgramWilliams CollegeMysticUSA

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

“This book is a welcome … summary of just the introduced marine crustaceans, with the number and diversity of alien species listed here likely to surprise most professional marine biologists. The chapters cover a mix of topics with different approaches, some dealing entirely with the economic or ecological effects of a single species and others concentrating on a particular geographic region. … A valuable addition to the literature on introduced species. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries.” (G. C. Jensen, Choice, Vol. 49 (6), February, 2012)