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Title: Audit of priority species of rivers and wetlands : white-clawed crayfish Austropotambius pallipes in South Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Author: Environment Agency Hampshire Area
Document Type: Monograph
The following report has been commissioned by the Environment Agency (Southern Region). It has been prepared on behalf of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and is one of seven audits covering species of rivers and wetlands that are considered to be a priority for conservation action by the Environment Agency and its partners. The species covered by the audits are: Wetland and river molluscs (Anisus vorticuhis, Pisidium tenuilineatum, Pseitdanodonata complanata, Segmentina nitida, Vertigo moulinisiana); Freshwater Crayfish; Southern Damselfly; Marsh Fritillary; Black Bog Ant; Birds of Rivers and Reedbeds (Bittern, Kingfisher)and Water Vole. There is only one species of freshwater crayfish indigenous to the British Isles - Austropotamobius pallipes (Lereboullet). Known as the White-clawed or Atlantic Stream crayfish this species belongs to the relatively advanced Malacostracan crustaceans, and lies within the order Decapoda. This order also includes the decapod shrimps, prawns, lobsters and crabs (Gledhill et al, 1993).
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1998
Publication Place: Winchester
Subject Keywords: CrustaceaRiversWetlandsWildlife managementPopulation surveyNature conservationHabitatsAnimal diseasesFungal diseasesPopulation decreaseWater quality
Geographic Keywords: Isle of WightHampshire
Extent: 24; + appendices
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