Impact of Introduction: Veined rapa whelks have caused significant changes in the ecology of bottom-dwelling organisms, and have become marine pests in the Black Sea. This fishery has annual landings of abot 1.1 million pounds, with a dockside value of $6 million (Harding and Mann 1999). 24:381-385 Harding JM, Unger MA, Mann R, Jestel EA, Kilduff C, 2013. If you think you have found a veined rapa whelk, call the VIMS Rapa Whelk Reporting Line at (804) 684-7361. Summary Determine the risk of a successful rapa whelk (Rapana venosa) invasion for four hypothetical estuaries. Researchers at the Smithsonian identified the creature as a veined rapa whelk (Rapana venosa), a species native to Asia.
2004). These large snails eat ecologically and commercially valuable shellfish including oysters (Crassostrea virginica) and hard clams (Mercenaria mercenaria). Rapana venosa's (Veined Rapa Whelk's) invasion is expected to have economic impacts on shellfisheries in Chesapeake Bay because of its role as a a very efficient predator of bivalves.Populations of Mercenaria mercenaria (Hard Clams) are expected to be most affected.
Rapa whelks were likely introduced into the Bay through ships that released ballast water containing tiny rapa whelk larvae. Preys on bivalves, such as clams, oysters, and mussels (Mann et al. Introduction Veined rapa whelks (Rapana venosa) are predatory marine snails that have been introduced into the Chesapeake Bay, USA. It’s important to report rapa whelk sightings to VIMS so scientists can track their distribution in the Bay. J. Shellfish Res, No. There are no biological methods of control, because the rapa whelk grows too big and thick shelled for local predators to consume. Rapana venosa as an indicator species for TBT exposure over decadal and seasonal scales. Although scientists are not completely aware of the impacts of the whelk, they are very concerned about its potential impact on native Bay species. Veined rapa whelk (Rapana venosa) range extensions in the Virginia waters of Chesapeake bay, USA. As the summer wore on, more individual rapa whelks were spotted in the bay. A species profile for Veined rapa whelk, Asian rapa whelk.
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