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Artemia franciscana (San Francisco brine shrimp)

Invasive Species

Ascidiella aspersa (European sea squirt) is a solitary marine and estuarine tunicate that is native from Norway to the Mediterranean. It is a suspension filter-feeder and was introduced via foulling on the hulls of ships to the northwest coast of the Atlantic, India, Australia and New Zealand. Commonly called the European sea squirt, it has become a moderate to serious threat by displacing native fauna.
View ISSG Record: Artemia franciscana

Predators

Podiceps nigricollis (Eared Grebe)[1]

Distribution

Caribbean; Middle America; North America;

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Citations

Species recognized by , , ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Caudell, JN, and MR Conover. 2006. Behavioral and physiological responses of eared grebes (Podiceps nigricollis) to variations in brine shrimp (Artemia franciscana) densities Western North American Naturalist 66:12–22
Invasive Status provided by Global Invasive Species Database Downloaded on 10 May 2011.
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