Entries by Anouk

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Lessepsian migration and parasitism: richness, prevalence and intensity of parasites in the invasive fish Sphyraena chrysotaenia compared to its native congener Sphyraena sphyraena in Tunisian coastal waters Boussellaa, W., Neifar, L., Goedknegt, M. A., Thieltges, D. W. PeerJ 6:e5558, doi:10.7717/peerj.5558 (2018)   Background. Parasites can play various roles in the invasion of non-native species, but these are still understudied in marine ecosystems. This […]

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Trophic relationship between the invasive parasitic copepod Mytilicola orientalis and its native blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) host Goedknegt, M. A., Shoesmith, D., Jung, A. S., Luttikhuizen, P. C., van der Meer, J., Philippart, C. J. M., van der Veer, H. J., Thieltges, D. W. Parasitology 145(6): 814-821, doi: 10.1017/S0031182017001779 (2018) PDF Invasive parasites can spill […]

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Impact of the invasive parasitic copepod Mytilicola orientalis on native blue mussels Mytilus edulis in the western European Wadden Sea Goedknegt, M. A., Bedolfe, S., Drent, J., van der Meer, J., Thielges, D.W. Marine Biology Research 14(5): 497-507, doi:10.1080/17451000.2018.1442579 PDF Invasive species can indirectly affect native species by modifying parasite-host dynamics and disease occurrence. This scenario […]

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Cryptic invasion of a parasitic copepod: Compromised identification when morphologically similar invaders co-occur in invaded ecosystems Goedknegt, M. A., Thieltges, D. W., van der Meer, J., Wegner, K. M., Luttikhuizen, P. C. PLoS ONE 13(3): e0193354. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0193354 (2018) PDF Despite their frequent occurrence and strong impacts on native biota, biological invasions can long remain undetected. One reason […]