The exotic Indo-West-Pacific species, Ficopomatus uschakovi (Polychaeta, Serpulidae) is recorded for the first time in the Tropical Eastern Pacific from two sites in La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, a coastal lagoon in the Pacific south of Mexico. The means of dispersal of this serpulid species still remains unclear, as the nearest port (Puerto Chiapas) is 70 km to the south, and there are no port installations or shrimp cultures in the lagoon. The record of this serpulid species, apparently widely distributed in this coastal lagoon, has implications regarding possible effects on the brackish-water ecosystem, since the invasion event very well may have occurred several years ago. It is recommended that an exhaustive study be carried out in the coastal lagoons of Chiapas to evaluate the real distribution and the effects of this invasive species on the ecosystem.
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Bastida-Zavala R, García-Madrigal S (2022): First record in the Tropical Eastern Pacific of the exotic species Ficopomatus uschakovi (Polychaeta, Serpulidae). v1.0. Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node. Dataset/Occurrence. https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=ficopomatus_uschakovi_east_pacific&v=1.0
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La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, a coastal lagoon in the Pacific south of Mexico
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [15.166, -92.889], North East [15.194, -92.853]|
Ficopomatus uschakovi (Polychaeta, Serpulidae)
- Bastida Zavala R, Garcia-Madrigal S (2012) First record in the Tropical Eastern Pacific of the exotic species Ficopomatus uschakovi (Polychaeta, Serpulidae). ZooKeys 238: 45-55. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.238.3970
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