Título,Autor,palabras clave,Fecha publicación,Editor,citación,Resumen,url,doi,issn,isbn,tipología "Expansion of the exotic unionid Sinanodonta woodiana in low Ter River flood plain (Catalonia)","Araujo, Rafael; Boix, Dani; Llopart, Xavier; Cruset, Eloi; Pou-Rovira, Quim; Campos, Miquel; Feo-Quer, Carles","","2015-11","","2nd International Seminar Rearing of unionoid mussels (2015)","In the northeast Catalonia, 4 native unionid species have been cited: Potomida littoralis (Cuvier, 1798), Unio mancus Lamarck, 1819, Unio ravoisieri Deshayes, 1847, and Anodonta anatina (L, 1758). Recently the exotic Sinanodonta woodiana (Lea, 1834), has been cited on Ter and Fluvià rivers. Between 1995 and 2014, several specific surveys were carried out, always below the Pasteral dam, both in the Ter river and in several of its tributaries, including Lake Banyoles. Moreover, from 2010 to 2014 a thorough freshwater bivalves prospection campaign was performed in the alluvial plain of lower Ter, including the river and secondary water masses, mainly irrigation channels associated with the traditional system of agricultural irrigation. The prospections were done by manually on the river bed bottom. All over since 2010 a total of 90 sampling stations has been surveyed in this alluvial plain.Status of native species is precarious, with populations intensely fragmented, and densities often low and heavily aged for lack of recruitment. This situation is clearly attributable to the severe rarefaction of native fish species, since in some areas even completely inexistent.In contrast, the exotic S. woodiana is expanding and occupies already the whole alluvial plain and the lower course of the Ter river, where it is very abundant. Moreover, S. woodiana presents a well-structured global population in the alluvial plain of Ter River and a regular recruitment can be observed thanks to the fact that several exotic fish species are abundant in the area, are potential hosts to them.This exotic unionoid appeared in most of the surveyed localities (81%), and was present in all the types of water bodies surveyed. In 16 % of the localities it was the only unionoid found, and it was present in all of the localities were other unionoid species were present. Specimens of this exotic species found alive constituted the 72 % of the total of alive unionoids collected during the surveying campaigns. Besides this species were quantitatively dominant in the whole of the alluvial plain. Therefore, it is the most spread and abundant unionoid species at present, often with very high densities. It presented a continuous distribution in the lower Ter river basin, as well as in the main irrigation canals.","http://hdl.handle.net/10261/132097","","","","Póster"