IMIS | Lifewatch regional portal

You are here


[ report an error in this record ]basket (0): add | show Print this page

Micropogonias undulatus (L.), another exotic arrival in European waters
Stevens, M.; Rappé, G.; Maes, J.; Van Asten, B.; Ollevier, F.P. (2004). Micropogonias undulatus (L.), another exotic arrival in European waters. J. Fish Biol. 64(4): 1143-1146.
In: Journal of Fish Biology. Fisheries Society of the British Isles: London,New York,. ISSN 0022-1112; e-ISSN 1095-8649, more
Peer reviewed article  

Available in  Authors 

    Taxa > Species > Introduced species
    Micropogonias undulatus (Linnaeus, 1766) [WoRMS]; Micropogonias undulatus (Linnaeus, 1766) [WoRMS]
    ANE, North Sea, Southern Bight [Marine Regions]; Belgium, Zeeschelde [Marine Regions]
Author keywords
    Atlantic croaker; ballast water; exotic species; Micropogonias undulatus; North Sea; Scheldt Estuary

Authors  Top 
  • Van Asten, B.
  • Ollevier, F.P., more

    Two living specimens of the Atlantic croaker Micropogonias undulatus have been caught during recent years in Belgian waters ((Southern Bight of the North Sea): one in August 1998 as a by-catch of the commercial shrimp fishery in coastal waters, another in October 2001 on a tidal flat in the brackish part of the Scheldt Estuary. These represent the first records of this north-west Atlantic species in European waters, and their occurrence is likely to be due to transportation in ship ballast water.

All data in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy Top | Authors