The American oyster drill, Urosalpinx cinerea (Say, 1822), introduced to The Netherlands – increased risks after ban on TBT?

Marco Faasse, Marianne Ligthart
2007 Aquatic Invasions  
A few specimens and egg capsules of the American oyster drill, Urosalpinx cinerea, have been found in the Oosterschelde, an area of shellfish culture in The Netherlands. Probably U. cinerea was introduced with imported shellfish from south-east England. It is expected that the oyster drill will establish itself firmly in The Netherlands. The ban on anti-fouling paints containing tributyltin has increased the risk of introduction of oyster drills to new areas in Europe.
doi:10.3391/ai.2007.2.4.9 fatcat:tzrzgxqagzcsve5ipewms3wfmi