Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details

Biologia

12 Issues per year


IMPACT FACTOR 2015: 0.719
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.740

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2015: 0.322
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2015: 0.510
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2015: 0.786

Online
ISSN
1336-9563
See all formats and pricing
Volume 71, Issue 12 (Dec 2016)

Issues

Predictions of marbled crayfish establishment in conurbations fulfilled: Evidences from the Czech Republic

Jiří Patoka
  • Corresponding author
  • Department of Zoology and Fisheries, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká 129, CZ-16500 Praha 6, Czech Republic
  • Email:
/ Miloš Buřič
  • Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters, South Bohemian Research Center of Aquaculture and Biodiversity of Hydrocenoses, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Zátiší 728/II, CZ-38925 Vodňany, Czech Republic
/ Vojtěch Kolář
  • Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Science, Branišovská 31, CZ-37005 České Budějovice, Czech Republic
  • Department of Ecosystem Biology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Branišovská 1760, CZ-37005 České Budějovice, Czech Republic
/ Martin Bláha
  • Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters, South Bohemian Research Center of Aquaculture and Biodiversity of Hydrocenoses, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Zátiší 728/II, CZ-38925 Vodňany, Czech Republic
/ Miloslav Petrtýl
  • Department of Zoology and Fisheries, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká 129, CZ-16500 Praha 6, Czech Republic
/ Pavel Franta
  • Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters, South Bohemian Research Center of Aquaculture and Biodiversity of Hydrocenoses, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Zátiší 728/II, CZ-38925 Vodňany, Czech Republic
/ Robert Tropek
  • Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Science, Branišovská 31, CZ-37005 České Budějovice, Czech Republic
  • Department of Ecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Viničná 7, CZ-12844 Praha, Czech Republic
/ Lukáš Kalous
  • Department of Zoology and Fisheries, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká 129, CZ-16500 Praha 6, Czech Republic
/ Adam Petrusek
  • Department of Ecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Viničná 7, CZ-12844 Praha, Czech Republic
/ Antonín Kouba
  • Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters, South Bohemian Research Center of Aquaculture and Biodiversity of Hydrocenoses, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Zátiší 728/II, CZ-38925 Vodňany, Czech Republic
Published Online: 2017-01-12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/biolog-2016-0164

Abstract

The marbled craynsn (Procambarus fallax f. virginalis) has become one of the potentially most dangerous nonindigenous crayfish species spreading in European countries and elsewhere. This taxon reproduces parthenogenetically and recently has been verified as a vector of the crayfish plague pathogen. Here, we report on two established populations of marbled crayfish in the Czech Republic. The marbled crayfish was observed during autumn 2015 in an urban pond connected by sewer piping with the Rokytka brook near its mouth to the Vltava River in Prague. Subsequently, three adult females, two of them having well-developed glair glands and oocytes, were captured in this pond during spring 2016, suggesting successful overwintering of the local population. Furthermore, four adult females were captured in an artificial pond at the Radovesická lignite spoil heap in the vicinity to the industrial conurbation of Bílina in summer 2016; one of them carried eggs. We tested these for the presence of the crayfish plague pathogen Aphanomyces astaci, with negative results. The introduction pathway for both populations is most likely a release from private aquaria, as these sites are popular for recreation activities. Our findings substantiate previous predictions that conurbations are likely to be the primary areas for marbled crayfish introductions.

Key words: Procambarus fallax f. virginalis; biological invasion; first record; pet trade; Marmorkrebs; urban pond; postmining site

References

  • Aquiloni L., Brusconi S., Cecchinelli E., Tricarico E., Mazza G., Paglianti A. & Gherardi F. 2010. Biological control of invasive populations of crayfish: the European eel (Anguilla anguilla) as a predator of Procambarus clarkii. Biol. Invasions 12 (11): 3817–3824. [Crossref]

  • Bohman P., Edsman L., Martin P. & Scholtz G. 2013. The first Marmorkrebs (Decapoda: Astacida: Cambaridae) in Scandinavia. Bioinvasions Rec. 2 (3): 227–232. [Crossref]

  • Chucholl C. 2013. Invaders for sale: trade and determinants of introduction of ornamental freshwater crayfish. Biol. Invasions 15 (1): 125–141. [Crossref]

  • Chucholl C. 2014. Predicting the risk of introduction and establishment of an exotic aquarium animal in Europe: insights from one decade of Marmorkrebs (Crustacea, Astacida, Cambaridae) releases. Manag. Biol. Invasions 5 (4): 309–318. [Crossref]

  • Chucholl C., Morawetz K. & Groβ H. 2012. The clones are comingstrong increase in Marmorkrebs [Procambarus fallax (Hagen, 1870) f. virginalis] records from Europe. Aquat. Invasions 7 (4): 511–519. [Crossref]

  • Chucholl C. & Pfeiffer M. 2010. First evidence for an established Marmorkrebs (Decapoda, Astacida, Cambaridae) population in Southwestern Germany, in syntopic occurrence with Orconectes limosus (Rafinesque, 1817). Aquat. Invasions 5 (4): 405–412. [Crossref]

  • Chucholl C. & Wendler F. 2016. Positive selection of beautiful invaders: long-term persistence and bio-invasion risk of freshwater crayfish in the pet trade. Biol. Invasions. [Crossref]

  • Duggan I.C. 2010. The freshwater aquarium trade as a vector for incidental invertebrate fauna. Biol. Invasions 12 (11): 3757–3770. [Crossref]

  • Duggan I.C., Rixon C.A. & MacIsaac H.J. 2006. Popularity and propagule pressure: determinants of introduction and establishment of aquarium fish. Biol. Invasions 8 (2): 377–382. [Crossref]

  • Faulkes Z. 2010. The spread of the parthenogenetic marbled crayfish, Marmorkrebs (Procambarus sp.), in the North American pet trade. Aquat. Invasions 5 (4): 447–450. [Crossref]

  • Faulkes Z. 2015. Marmorkrebs (Procambarus fallax f. virginalis) are the most popular crayfish in the North American pet trade. Knowl. Manag. Aquat. Ecosyst. 416: 20. [Crossref]

  • Filipová L., Grandjean F., Chucholl C., Soes D. & Petrusek A. 2011. Identification of exotic North American crayfish in Europe by DNA barcoding. Knowl. Manag. Aquat. Ecosyst. 401:11. [Crossref]

  • Folmer O., Black M., Hoeh W., Lutz R. & Vrijenhoek R.1994. DNA primers for amplification of mitochondrial Cytochrome C oxidase subunit I from diverse metazoan invertebrates. Mol. Mar. Biol. Biotech. 3 (5): 294–299. PMID: 7881515

  • Gherardi F., Aquiloni L., Diéguez-Uribeondo J. & Tricarico E. 2011. Managing invasive crayfish: is there a hope? Aquat. Sci. 73 (2): 185–200. [Crossref]

  • Harabiš F., Tichanek F. & Tropek R. 2013. Dragonflies of freshwater pools in lignite spoil heaps: restoration management, habitat structure and conservation value. Ecol. Eng. 55: 51–61. [Crossref]

  • Holdich D.M., Reynolds J.D., Souty-Grosset C. & Sibley P.J. 2009. A review of the ever increasing threat to European crayfish from non-indigenous crayfish species. Knowl. Manag. Aquat. Ecosyst. 394395:11. [Crossref]

  • Janský V. & Mutkovič A. 2010. Rak Procambarus sp. (Crustacea: Decapoda: Cambaridae) – Prvý nález na Slovensku. Acta Rer. Natur. Mus. Nat. Slov. 56: 64–67.

  • Kalous L., Patoka J. & Kopecký O. 2015. European hub for invaders: Risk assessment of freshwater ornamental fish exported from the Czech Republic. Acta Ichthyol. Piscat. 45 (3): 239–245. [Crossref]

  • Keller N., Pfeiffer M., Roessink I., Schulz R. & Schrimpf A. 2014. First evidence of crayfish plague agent in populations of the marbled crayfish (Procambarus fallax form a virginalis). Knowl. Managt. Aquatic Ecosyst. 414:15. [Crossref]

  • Kotovska G., Khrystenko D., Patoka J. & Kouba A. 2016. East European crayfish stocks at risk: arrival of non-indigenous crayfish species. Knowl. Manag. Aquat. Ecosyst. 417: 37. [Crossref]

  • Kouba A., Buřič M. & Petrusek A. 2015. Crayfish species in Europe, Chapter 5, pp. 81–163. In: Kozák P., Ďuriš Z., Petrusek A., Buřič M., Horká I., Kouba A., Kozubíková E., & Policar T., Crayfish Biology and Culture, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters, Vodńany, 456 pp. ISBN: 978-80-7514-014-2

  • Kouba A., Petrusek A. & Kozák P. 2014. Continental-wide distribution of crayfish species in Europe: update and maps. Knowl. Manag. Aquat. Ecosyst. 413: 05. [Crossref]

  • Lipták B., Mrugała A., Pekárik L., Mutkovič A., Gruåa D., Petrusek A. & Kouba A. 2016. Expansion of the marbled crayfish in Slovakia: beginning of an invasion in the Danube catchment? J. Limnol.75 (2): 305–312. [Crossref]

  • Lőkkös A., Muller T., Kovács K., Várkonyi L., Specziár A. & Martin P. 2016. The alien, parthenogenetic marbled crayfish (Decapoda: Cambaridae) is entering Kis-Balaton (Hungary), one of Europe’s most important wetland biotopes. Knowl. Manag. Aquat. Ecosyst. 417: 16. [Crossref]

  • Magalhães A.L.B. & Andrade R.F. 2014. Has the import ban on non-native red swamp crayfish (Crustacea: Cambaridae) been effective in Brazil? Neotrop. Biol. Conserv. 10 (1): 48–52. [Crossref]

  • Malone C.R. 1965. Dispersal of plankton: rate of food passage in mallard ducks. J. Wildl. Manage. 29 (3): 529–533. [Crossref]

  • Martin P., Dorn N.J., Kawai T., van der Heiden C. & Scholtz G. 2010.The enigmatic Marmorkrebs (marbled crayfish) is the parthenogenetic form of Procambarus fallax (Hagen,1870). Contrib. Zool.79 (3): 107–118.

  • Martin P., Thonagel S. & Scholtz G. 2016 The parthenogenetic Marmorkrebs (Malacostraca: Decapoda: Cambaridae) is a triploid organism. J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res. 54 (1): 13–21. [Crossref]

  • Martinez-Murcia A., Saavedra M., Mota V., Maier T., Stackebrandt E. &, Cousin S. 2008. Aeromonas aquariorum sp. nov., isolated from aquaria of ornamental fish. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol 58:1169–1175. [Crossref]

  • Mrugała A., Kozubíková-Balcarová E., Chucholl C., Resino S.C., Viljamaa-Dirks S., Vukić J. & Petrusek A. 2015. Trade of ornamental crayfish in Europe as a possible introduction pathway for important crustacean diseases: crayfish plague and white spot syndrome. Biol. Invasions 17 (5): 1313–1326. [Crossref]

  • Nonnis Marzano F., Scalici M., Chiesa S., Gherardi F., Piccinini A. & Gibertini G. 2009. The first record of the marbled crayfish adds further threats to fresh waters in Italy. Aquat. Invasions 4 (2): 401–404. [Crossref]

  • Novitsky R.A. & Son M.O. 2016. The first records of Marmorkrebs [Procambarus fallax (Hagen, 1870) f. virginalis] (Crustacea, Decapoda, Cambaridae) in Ukraine. Ecol. Montenegrina 5: 44–46.

  • Padilla D.K. & Williams S.L. 2004. Beyond ballast water: aquarium and ornamental trades as sources of invasive species in aquatic ecosystems. Front. Ecol. Environ. 2 (3): 131–138. [Crossref]

  • Patoka J., Bláha M., Devetter M., Rylková K., Cadková Z. & Kalous L. 2015a. Aquarium hitchhikers: attached commensals imported with freshwater shrimps via the pet trade. Biol. Invasions 18 (2): 457–461. [Crossref]

  • Patoka, J., Bláha, M., Kalous, L., Vrabec, V., Buřič, M., & Kouba, A. 2016. Potential pest transfer mediated by international ornamental plant trade. Sci. Rep. 6: 25896. [Crossref]

  • Patoka J., Kalous L. & Kopecký O. 2014a. Risk assessment of the crayfish pet trade based on data from the Czech Republic. Biol. Invasions 16 (12): 2489–2494. [Crossref]

  • Patoka J., Kalous L. & Kopecký O. 2015b. Imports of ornamental crayfish: the first decade from the Czech Republic’s perspective. Knowl. Manag. Aquat. Ecosyst. 416: 04. [Crossref]

  • Patoka J., Petrtýl M. & Kalous L. 2014b. Garden ponds as potential introduction pathway of ornamental crayfish. Knowl. Manag. Aquat. Ecosyst. 414:13. [Crossref]

  • Peay S. 2009. Invasive non-indigenous crayfish species in Europe: recommendations on managing them. Knowl. Manag. Aquat. Ecosyst. 394395: 03. [Crossref]

  • Perdikaris C., Kozák P., Kouba A., Konstantinidis E. & Paschos I. 2012. Socio-economic drivers and non-indigenous freshwater crayfish species in Europe. Knowl. Manag. Aquat. Ecosyst. 404: 01. [Crossref]

  • Reynolds J.D. 2002. Growth and reproduction, Part 1: General Biology, Chapter 4, pp. 152–191. In: Holdich D.M. (ed.), Biology of Freshwater Crayfish, Blackwell Science, Oxford, 720 pp. ISBN: 978-0-632-05431-2

  • Samardžić M., Lucić A., Maguire I. & Hudina S. 2014. The first record of the marbled crayfish (Procambarus fallax (Hagen, 1870) f. virginalis) in Croatia. Crayfish News 36: 4.

  • Scholtz G., Braband A., Tolley L., Reimann A., Mittmann B., Lukhaup C., Steuerwald F. & Vogt G. 2003. Parthenogenesis in an outsider crayfish. Nature 421: 806. [Crossref]

  • Seitz R., Vilpoux K., Hopp U., Harzsch S. & Maier, G. 2005. Ontogeny of the Marmorkrebs (marbled crayfish): a parthenogenetic crayfish with unknown origin and phylogenetic position. J. Exp. Zool. Part A 303A (5): 393–405. [Crossref]

  • Shen H., Braband A. & Scholtz G. 2013. Mitogenomic analysis of decapod crustacean phylogeny corroborates traditional views on their relationships. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol.66 (3): 776–789. [Crossref]

  • Soes D.M. & Koese B. 2010. Invasive crayfish in the Netherlands: a preliminary risk analysis. Interim report. EIS-Nederland and Bureau Waardenburg, Waardenburg, The Netherlands, 69 pp. http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/document/200127 (accessed 28.4.2015)

  • Souty-Grosset C., Anastácio P.M., Aquiloni L., Banha F., Choquer J., Chucholl C. & Tricarico E. 2016. The red swamp crayfish Procambarus clarkii in Europe: impacts on aquatic ecosystems and human well-being. Limnologica 58: 78–93. [Crossref]

  • Svoboda J., Strand D.A., Vrålstad T., Grandjean F., Edsman L., Kozák P., Kouba A., Fristad R.F., Bahadir Koca S. & Petrusek A. 2014. The crayfish plague pathogen can infect freshwater-inhabiting crabs. Freshwater Biol.59 (5): 918–929. [Crossref]

  • Syväranta J., Cucherousset J., Kopp D., Crivelli A., Céréghino R. & Santoul F. 2010. Dietary breadth and trophic position of introduced European catfish Silurus glanis in the Tarn River (Garonne River basin), southwest France. Aquat. Biol. 8:137–144. [Crossref]

  • Taylor C.A., Schuster G.A., Cooper J.E., DiStefano R.J., Eversole A.G., Hamr P., Hobbs III H.H., Robinson H.W., Skelton C.E. & Thoma R.F. 2007. A reassessment of the conservation status of crayfishes of the United States and Canada after 10+ years of increased awareness. Fisheries 32 (8): 372–389. [Crossref]

  • Tichanek F. & Tropek R. 2015. Conservation value of post-mining headwaters: drainage channels at a lignite spoil heap harbour threatened stream dragonflies. J. Insect Conserv. 19 (5): 975–985. [Crossref]

  • Tichanek F. & Tropek R. 2016. The endangered damselfly Coenagrion ornatum in post-mining streams: population size, habitat requirements and restoration. J. Insect Conserv. 20 (4): 701–710 [Crossref]

  • Veselý L., Buřič M. & Kouba A. 2015. Hardy exotics species in temperate zone: can “warm water” crayfish invaders establish regardless of low temperatures? Sci. Rep. 5:16340. [Crossref]

  • Vogt G., Tolley L. & Scholtz G. 2004. Life stages and reproductive components of the Marmorkrebs (marbled crayfish), the first parthenogenetic decapod crustacean. J. Morphol. 261 (3): 286–311. [Crossref]

  • Vojar J., Doležalová J., Solský M., Smolová D., Kopecký O., Kadlec T. & Knapp M. 2016. Spontaneous succession on spoil banks supports amphibian diversity and abundance. Ecol. Eng. 90: 278–284. [Crossref]

  • Vojkovská R., Horká I., Tricarico E. & Ďuris Z. 2014. New record of the parthenogenetic marbled crayfish Procambarus fallax f. virginalis from Italy. Crustaceana 87 (1112): 1386–1392. [Crossref]

  • Vrålstad T., Knutsen A.K., Tengs T., & Holst-Jensen A. 2009. A quantitative TaqMan® MGB real-time polymerase chain reaction based assay for detection of the causative agent of crayfish plague Aphanomyces astaci. Vet. Microbiol. 137 (12):146–155. [Crossref]

  • Weiperth A., Csányi B., Gál B., György Á.I., Szalóky Z., Szekeres J., Tóth B. & Puky M. 2015. Egzotikus rák-, hal-és kétéltűfajok a Budapest környéki víztestekben [Exotic crayfish, fish and amphibian species in various water bodies in the region of Budapest]. Pisces Hungarici 9: 65–70.

About the article

Received: 2016-09-09

Accepted: 2016-11-02

Published Online: 2017-01-12

Published in Print: 2016-12-01


Citation Information: Biologia, ISSN (Online) 1336-9563, ISSN (Print) 0006-3088, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/biolog-2016-0164. Export Citation

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in