International Introductions of Carcinus maenas
Introductions as compiled by FAO
Main Ref. Klassen, G. and A. Locke, 2007
To Brazil
FAO area Atlantic, Southwest
From unknown
FAO area
Range 1857 - 1899
Period 19th century
Established in the Wild no
Established in Aquaculture
Significant Ecological Interactions
Significant Socio-economic Effects
Introduced by
Reason unknown
Other Reason
Comments There were two separate instances of C. maenas being reported in Brazil: from Rio de Janeiro in 1857 and Pernambulo in 1899. Both instances of invasion failed to establish in the wild.
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