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Abstract

First record of the Japanese cumacean Nippoleucon hinumensis (Gamô, 1967) (Crustacea: Cumacea: Leuconidae) from Europe.

Abstract

The cumacean Nippoleucon hinumensis was recorded for the first time in Europe during a national monitoring survey of macrozoobenthos in the German Baltic Sea in April 2019. In total, five female individuals were found in the Strelasund near Stralsund, Germany. Nippoleucon hinumensis is native to the northwest Pacific and a successful invader of the American west coast since the 1970s. Since ovigerous females were detected among the collected individuals, N. hinumensis might have already reproduced successfully in the Baltic Sea.