Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (CEFAS)., 2008. Decision support tools-Identifying potentially invasive non-native marine and freshwater species: fish, invertebrates, amphibians.Summary:
The electronic tool kits made available on the Cefas page for free download are Crown Copyright (2007-2008). As such, these are freeware and may be freely distributed provided this notice is retained. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made and users should satisfy themselves as to the applicability of the results in any given circumstance. Toolkits available include 1) FISK- Freshwater Fish Invasiveness Scoring Kit (English and Spanish language version); 2) MFISK- Marine Fish Invasiveness Scoring Kit; 3) MI-ISK- Marine invertebrate Invasiveness Scoring Kit; 4) FI-ISK- Freshwater Invertebrate Invasiveness Scoring Kit and AmphISK- Amphibian Invasiveness Scoring Kit. These tool kits were developed by Cefas, with new VisualBasic and computational programming by Lorenzo Vilizzi, David Cooper, Andy South and Gordon H. Copp, based on VisualBasic code in the original Weed Risk Assessment (WRA) tool kit of P.C. Pheloung, P.A. Williams & S.R. Halloy (1999).
The decision support tools are available from: http://cefas.defra.gov.uk/our-science/ecosystems-and-biodiversity/non-native-species/decision-support-tools.aspx [Accessed 13 October 2011] The guidance document
is available from http://www.cefas.co.uk/media/118009/fisk_guide_v2.pdf [Accessed 13 January 2009].
Griffiths, Charles and Jennifer, Day. 2004. Aquatic invasive species in South Africa- Environmental impacts and management responses. In Abstracts: 13th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, September 20-24, 2004. Lynch West County Hotel, Ennis, County Clare, Ireland.
Summary: Report into presence and location of aquatic invasive species and management plans used for control in South Africa.
Jenner, Henk A. and Janssen-Mommen Jake 2004. Exotic cooling water fouling organisms in the Netherlands with emphasis on heat treatment of the Japanese oyster Crassostera gigas. In Abstracts: 13th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, September 20-24, 2004. Lynch West County Hotel, Ennis, County Clare, Ireland.
Summary: Report on the effectiveness of heat treatment on Crassostera gigas in the Netherlands.
McEnnulty, F.R., Bax, N.J., Schaffelke, B. and Campbell, M.L. 2001. A review of rapid response options for the control of ABWMAC listed introduced marine pest species and related taxa in Australian waters. Centre for research on introduced marine pests, Technical Report 23. June 2001. CSIRO Marine Research.
Summary: Outlines management techniques and response options to invasions by marine organisms in Australian waters.
Anderson, A.S., Bilodeau, A.L., Gilg, M.R., and Hilbish, T.J. 2002. Routes of introduction of the Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) to Puget Sound and Hood Canal. Journal of Shellfish Research. 21 (1): 75-79.
Summary: Reports on alternate routes of introduction in Puget Sound as well as where the Mediterranean mussel has so far established.
Apte, S., Holland, B.S., Godwin, L.S., Gardner, J.P. 2000. Jumping ships: a stepping stone event mediating transfer of a non-indigenous species via a potentially unsuitable environment. Biological Invasions. 2: 75-79.
Summary: A good article that deals with ballast water organisms from one ship being passed onto another and further transported to other areas.
Bayne, B.L. 1976. Marine mussels: their ecology and physiology. Cambridge University Press: New York.
Summary: Book on ecology, development, life cycles, and physiology of all marine mussels.
Bishop Museum. 2002. Records of the Hawaii Biological Survey for 2000. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers: No. 68.
Summary: Gives details of the Hawaii Biological Survey for 2000, which included an incidence of M. galloprovincialis.
Bortolus, Alejandro., 2008. Error Cascades in the Biological Sciences: The Unwanted Consequences of Using Bad Taxonomy in Ecology. Ambio Vol. 37, No. 2, March 2008
Branch, G.M. and Steffani, C.N. 2004. Can we predict the effects of alien species? A case-history of the invasion of South Africa by Mytilus galloprovincialis (Lamarck). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 300: 189-215.
Summary: This article gives a great case history of the invasion in South Africa.
Caceres-Martinez, J. and Figueras, A. 1998. Distribution and abundance of mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis Lmk) larvae and post-larvae in the Ria de Vigo (NW Spain). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 229: 277-287.
Summary: This article compares samples of larvae from offshore and nearshore along Spain.
Carlton, J.T. 1992. Introduced marine and estuarine mollusks of North America: an end-of-the-20th-century perspective. Journal of Shellfish Research. 11 (2): 489-505.
Summary: A summary of the invasive species in the North American marine environment.
Carlton, J.T. 1992. Introduced Marine and Esturine Mollusks of North America: An End-of-the-20th-century Perspective, Journal of Shellfish Research 11(2): 489-505.
Carlton, J.T. 2003. Community assembly and historical biogeography in the North Atlantic Ocean: the potential role of human-mediated dispersal vectors. Hydrobiologia. 503: 1-8.
Summary: This article discusses the historical and current occurrence of biological invasions in the North Atlantic Ocean, and outlines possible means of human-assisted dispersal.
Ceccherelli, V.U. and Rossi, R. 1984. Settlement, growth and production of the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 16: 173-184.
Frolenko, L.N. and Studenikina, E.I. 2002. Bioecological characteristics of benthic species - inhabitants of the Sea of Azov, Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh Zavedenii Severo-Kavkazskii Region Estestvennye Nauki 4: 81-86.
Geller, J.B. 1999. Decline of a native mussel masked by sibling species invasion. Conservation Biology. 13 (3): 661-664.
Summary: This article discusses the decline of native mussel species in North America, and the possible association with the introduction of M. galloprovincialis to North American waters.
Godwin, L.S. 2003. Hull fouling of maritime vessels as a pathway for marine species invasions to the Hawaiian islands. Biofouling. 19: Supplement 1. 123-131.
Summary: This paper outlines the introduction of invasive species to the marine environment in Hawaii by means of ship fouling.
Hammond, W. and Griffiths, C.L. 2004. Influence of wave exposure on South African mussel beds and their associated infaunal communities. Marine Biology. 144: 547-552.
Summary: This study examined the infaunal communities associated with mussel beds in South Africa.
Hanekom, N. and Nel, P. 2002. Invasion of sandflats in Langebaan Lagoon, South Africa, by the alien mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis: Size, composition and decline of the populations, African Zoology 37(2): 197-208.
Hockey, P.A. and van Erkom Schurink, C. 1992. The invasive biology of the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis on the Southern African coast. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa. 48 (1):123-139.
Summary: This article provides a case study of the invasion into South Africa and the rate of spread.
ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System), 2005. Online Database Mytilus galloprovincialisSummary:
An online database that provides taxonomic information, common names, synonyms and geographical jurisdiction of a species. In addition links are provided to retrieve biological records and collection information from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Data Portal and bioscience articles from BioOne journals.
Available from: http://www.cbif.gc.ca/pls/itisca/taxastep?king=every&p_action=containing&taxa=Mytilus+galloprovincialis&p_format=&p_ifx=plglt&p_lang= [Accessed March 2005]
Matson, S.E. 2000. Hybridization of the mussels Mytilus trossulus and Mytilus galloprovincialis: larval growth, survival and early development. Masters Thesis - University of Washington.
Summary: This thesis gives details about the introduction of Mytilus galloprovincialis and its hybridization with M. trossulus.
McDonald, J.H., Koehn, R.H., Balakirev, E.S., Manchenco, G.P., Pudovkin, A.I., Sergiyevskii, S.O. and Krutovskii, K.V. 1990. Species identity of the common mussel inhabiting the Asiatic coasts of the Pacific Ocean. Biologi�i�a Mor�i�a. 1: 13-22.
Summary: This gives details of the presence of M. galloprovincialis in Korea.
McDonald, J.H., Seed, R. and Koehn, R.H. 1991. Allozyme and morphometric characters of three species of Mytilus in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Marine Biology. 111: 323-335.
Summary: This paper gives a global perspective of Mytilus in different regions of both its native and introduced range.
Morton, B. 1996. The Aquatic Nuisance Species Problem: A Global Perspective and Review, University of Hong Kong
Summary: A summary of aquatic invasive species worldwide, with examples and definitions.
Ramirez, S.C. and Caceros-Martinez, J. 1999. Settlement of the blue mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamark on artificial substrates in Bahia de Todos Santos, BC, Mexico. Journal of Shellfish Research. 18: 33-39.
Summary: This article deals with M. galloprovincialis settlement on artificial structures in Mexican waters.
Robinson, T.B. and Griffiths, C.L. 2002. Invasion of Langebaan Lagoon, South Africa, by Mytilus galloprovincialis: Effects on natural communities, African Zoology 37(2): 151-158.
Sebastian, C.R., Steffani, C.N. and Branch, G.M. 2002. Homing and movement patterns of a South African limpet Scutellastra argenvillei in an area invaded by an alien mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis, Marine Ecology-Progress Series 243: 111-122.
Vario, S.L., Koehn, R.K. and Vainola, R. 1988. Evolutionary genetics of the Mytilus edulis complex in the North Atlantic region. Marine Biology. 98: 51-60.
Summary: This article discusses the relationships between Mytilus spp. It also discusses hybridization of native and non-native species.
Wilkins, N.P., Fujino, K., and Gosling, E.M. 1983. The Mediterranean mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis Lmk. in Japan. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 20:365-374.
Summary: This article gives an in depth look into the introduction of M. galloprovincialis in Japan.