Kōrero: Marine invaders

Marine invasives in the Auckland region

Marine invasives in the Auckland region

The city and port of Auckland lie on the Waitematā Harbour. At least 60 invasive introduced species have become well established there, including:

Codium fragile tomentosoides – a green seaweed known as broccoli weed or dead man’s fingers, from Japan
Theora lubrica – a semelid bivalve
Ficopomatus enigmaticus –- a tubeworm that encases surfaces
Limaria orientalis – a file shell
Crassostrea gigas – the Pacific oyster
Musculista senhousia – Asian date mussel, now widespread in the region
Ciona intestinalis – a sea squirt
Watersipora subtorquata – a bryozoan
Pyromaia tuberculata – Californian crab

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Artwork by Bruce Mahalski

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Source: John Morton, Seashore ecology of New Zealand and the Pacific. Auckland: David Bateman, 2004, p. 103

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Christina Troup, 'Marine invaders - Effects on the environment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/diagram/8666/marine-invasives-in-the-auckland-region (accessed 10 August 2022)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006