Platychirograpsus spectabilis
(saber crab)
Crustaceans-Crabs
Exotic

Impact ID8408
Impact TypeHuman Health
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationN/A
Impact DescriptionEurytemora affinis has the ability to consume cyanobacteria and other toxic algal blooms. Studies in the Baltic Sea indicate that this is likely an important mechanism of the biomagnification of toxins in organisms of economic importance, such as shrimp and fish.
Reference24622
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationBaltic Sea

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