08 July 2008

Unnamed threats

The newest issue of Current Biology has a very good primer on crustaceans in general. It contains a very brief mention of Marmorkrebs:

The recent finding of a parthenogenetic crayfish strain in the aquarium trade also poses a potential threat if it makes its way into the wild.

Unfortunately, there are no references, nor any attempt at naming the crayfish, making this perhaps a somewhat cryptic reference to a novice reader -- which is exactly who this article is directed at!

As readers of this blog will know, it is no longer an "if" as to whether Marmorkrebs makes its way into the wild. It already has done. Such is the curse of lead time (the delay between when something is written and when it appears in print).


VanHook AM, Patel NH. 2008. Crustaceans. Current Biology 18(13): R547-R550. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2008.05.021

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