Non-indigenous tanaid Sinelobus vanhaareni Bamber, 2014 in the Polish coastal waters – an example of a successful invader

Radosław Brzana , Lena Marszewska , Monika Normant-Saremba , Magdalena Błażewicz


The paper reports on the first record of Sinelobus vanhaareni, a non-native tanaid, in the Polish coastal waters (Gulf of Gdansk, southern Baltic Sea). The species was found in the port of Gdynia in 2014, while in 2015–2017 it already colonized the western part of the Gulf of Gdansk, inhabiting mainly hard substrates, including both natural (e.g. boulders) and anthropogenic ones (e.g. vertical concrete piles or walls of offshore structures and breakwaters, horizontal PVC plates and oyster shells used as filling in habitat collectors). During the survey period, S. vanhaareni was found in different seasons of the year (from winter and early spring to autumn), which, combined with the presence of ovigerous females as well as high abundance (up to tens of thousands of individuals per square meter), allows us to assume that the species has already established a population in the Gulf of Gdansk.
Author Radosław Brzana (FOG / IO / DEEMO)
Radosław Brzana,,
- Division of Experimental Ecology of Marine Organisms
, Lena Marszewska (FOG / IO / DEEMO)
Lena Marszewska,,
- Division of Experimental Ecology of Marine Organisms
, Monika Normant-Saremba (FOG / IO / DEEMO)
Monika Normant-Saremba,,
- Division of Experimental Ecology of Marine Organisms
, Magdalena Błażewicz
Magdalena Błażewicz,,
Journal seriesOceanological and Hydrobiological Studies, ISSN 1730-413X, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishSinelobus vanhaareni, non-native species, introduced species, alien species, tanaids, Tanaidacea, Gulf of Gdańsk, southern Baltic Sea
ASJC Classification1910 Oceanography
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 17-11-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 0.463; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 0.674 (2) - 2018=0.854 (5)
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