Species added- Caprella mutica

Species inserted to the database: Japanese skeleton shrimp (Caprella mutica)

Date inserted:October, 2013

Reason for was insertion:

Additional notes: This species was first recorded in Ireland on July 16th, 2003 during a routine visit to a salmon farm in Bertraghbouy Bay, Co. Galway.  It has since been recorded in four additional sites in Ireland.  Records for three of the sites will be loaded into Biodiversity Maps in December.

Published journal papers on this species occurrence in Ireland:

  • Tierney, T.D. et al (2004) On the occurance of the caprellid amphipod, Caprella mutica Schurin 1935, in Ireland. Ir. Nat. J. Volume 27, No. 11.
  • Cook, E.J. et al (2006) European expansion of the introduced amphipod Caprella mutica Schurin 1935.  Aquatic Invasions Vol. 2, Issue 4: 411-421.

Interactive map link: http://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/#/Map/NbdcTerrestrial/Species/11192