Callinectes sapidus in Denmark

Species name:Callinectes sapidus
Common names:Blå svømmekrabbe
Habitats:Marine habitats
Time of introduction:
Year of first report:1951
Type of introduction:Unintentional
Distribution details:E-part
Donor area:
Status:Not established
Frequency:Not known
Impact:Not known
Comments:A single specimen was recorded from Øresund, Denmark in 1951, and the next Danish record is from 2007 near Skagen, the northernmost point of Denmark (Tendal & Flintegaard, 2007)
Last updated10-01-2016 (day-month-year)
Resources: Fact sheet Google image search
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  • Tendal, O.S. and Flintegaard, H. 2007. Et fund af en sjælden krabbe i danske farvande: den blå svømmekrabbe, Callinectes sapidus (Crustacea; Decapoda; Portunidae). Flora og Fauna 113(3): 53-56.
  • Weidema.I.R. (red.). 2000. Introduced Species in the Nordic Countries. Nord 2000:13. Nordic Council of Ministers, Copenhagen.
  • Wollf,T. 1954. Tre østamerikanske krabber fundet i Danmark. Særtryk af Flora og Fauna.
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