Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Introduced marine organisms in China from Japan and their impacts.

Abstract

Based on the research programme of Ministry of Science and Technology, China, more than 150 marine alien species have been identified, including more than 20 species of seashell, 20 species of algae, 3 species of halophyte, 8 species of shrimp, and more than 60 species of fish. Since Japan is one of the nearest neighbours of China, many marine species have been introduced from Japan recorded from last century. Preliminary investigation showed that more than 14 species have been introduced from Japan, and are listed as: Patinopecten yessoensis, Fugu rubripes, Laminaria longissima [Saccharina longissima], Laminaria japonica [Saccharina japonica], Verasper moseri, Anguilla japonicus [Anguilla japonica], Haliotis madaka, Haliotis discus hannai, Penaeus japonicus, Crassostrea gigas, Undaria pinnatifida, Strongylocentrotus intermedius, Eucheuma amakusaensis [Eucheuma amakusaense] and Desmarestia ligulata. The potential impact of introduced species, including their management and control are also discussed.