Steep Holm Island, Bristol Channel, UK: evidence of Larus fuscus Linnaeus, 1758 (lesser black-backed gull) feeding on the invasive signal crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus Dana, 1852

Author
Mortimer K.
Rowson R.
Mackie A.
Clark P.
Maslen C.
Smith A.
Harrower Colin A
Abstract

<p>The predation of invasive signal crayfish, <em>Pacifastacus leniusculus</em> (Dana, 1852) by several nesting pairs of lesser black-backed gull,<em> Larus fuscus</em> Linnaeus, 1758 is reported from Steep Holm (51°20.39' N, 3°6.53' W), one of two small islands located in the inner Bristol Channel, United Kingdom. This feeding activity was subsequently observed at a pond in South Wales.</p>

Year of Publication
2012
Journal
BioInvasions Records
Volume
1
Start Page
201
Issue
3
Number of Pages
201-208
ISSN Number
22421300
URL
DOI
10.3391/bir.2012.1.3.05
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