An acanthocephalan parasite mediates intraguild predation between invasive and native freshwater amphipods (Crustacea)

C. MacNeil, N.J. Fielding, J.T.A. Dick, Mark Briffa, John Prenter, M.J. Hatcher, A.M. Dunn

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Abstract

1. The balance of predation between closely related invasive and native species can be an important determinant of the success or failure of biological invasions. In Irish freshwaters, the introduced amphipod Gammarus pulex has replaced the native G. duebeni celticus, possibly through differential mutual intraguild predation (IGP). Theoretically, parasitism could mediate such predation and hence the invasion outcome. However, this idea remains poorly studied.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2085-2093
Number of pages9
JournalFreshwater Biology
Volume48
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science

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