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Invasion of two exotic terrestrial flatworms to subantarctic Macquarie Island

Greenslade, Penelope; Stevens, Mark I; Edwards, Robert

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Invasive species are a serious threat to biodiversity worldwide. The relatively simple ecological systems of the subantarctic have the potential to be significantly damaged by predatory species that invade. Two species of exotic, predatory, terrestrial flatworms were first collected in 1997 from two localities only 2 km apart, in the southeast of subantarctic Macquarie Island. The species were later identified as Kontikia andersoni and Arthurdendyus vegrandis. We report here the results of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/49708
Source: Polar Biology
DOI: 10.1007/s00300-007-0254-6

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