Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray, 1843)

English New Zealand mud snail ISEIA: A3 – Black List
Lëtzebuergesch Neiséilännesch Zwergdeckelschleek EASIN
Français Hydrobie des antipodes Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - New Zealand mud snail Wikipedia - Français - Wikipedia - Deutsch - Neuseeländische Zwergdeckelschnecke Nederlands
Deutsch Neuseeländische Zwergdeckelschnecke Wikispecies: n/a
Nederlands Jenkins’ waterhoren Back to the list of invertebrates

Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

The first documented occurrence of the species in Luxembourg dates from 1996. It was found by K. Groh on 17th June 1996 in the Moselle river in the municipality of Remich. 29 occurrences of the species are documented in the Recorder database ranging from 1996 to 2002.

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: A3 (3+2+3+3) = Black List (Ries et al. 2017: 68).

Bibliography concerning Luxembourg

  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]

 Last updated on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Sinanodonta woodiana (Lea, 1834)

English Chinese pond mussel ISEIA: C0
Lëtzebuergesch Chinesesch Weiermuschel EASIN
Français Anodonte chinois Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - Chinese pond mussel Wikipedia - Français - Anodonte chinois Nederlands
Deutsch Chinesische Teichmuschel Wikispecies: n/a
Nederlands n/a Back to the list of invertebrates

Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

There is no documented occurrence of Sinanodonta woodiana in Luxembourg yet.

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: C0 (2+1+2+1) (Ries et al. 2017: 68).

Bibliography concerning Luxembourg

  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]

 Last updated on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Corbicula fluminalis (O.F. Müller, 1774)

English n/a ISEIA: A2 – Black List
Lëtzebuergesch Asiatesch Kuerfmuschel EASIN
Français Corbicule asiatique Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - Corbicula fluminalis Wikipedia - Français - Corbicula fluminalis Wikipedia - Deutsch - Nederlands
Deutsch n/a Wikispecies: n/a
Nederlands Toegeknepen korfmossel Back to the list of invertebrates

Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

The first documented occurrence of the species in Luxembourg dates from 1996. It was found by K. Groh on 17th June 1996 in the Moselle river in the municipality of Remich. 8 occurrences of the species are documented in the Recorder database ranging from 1996 to 2002 in the Moselle river.

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: A2 (3+3+3+3) = Black List (Ries et al. 2017: 68).

Bibliography concerning Luxembourg

  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]

 Last updated on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Corbicula fluminea (O.F. Müller, 1774)

English Asian clam ISEIA: A2 – Black List
Lëtzebuergesch Kleng asiatesch Kuerfmuschel EASIN
Français Palourde asiatique Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - Asian clam Wikipedia - Français - Palourde asiatique Wikipedia - Deutsch - Asiatische Körbchenmuschel Nederlands
Deutsch Asiatische Körbchenmuschel Wikispecies: n/a
Nederlands Aziatische korfmossel Back to the list of invertebrates

Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

The first documented occurrence of the species in Luxembourg dates from 1996. It was found by K. Groh on 17th June 1996 in the Moselle river in the municipality of Remich. 15 occurrences are documented in the Recorder database from the rivers Moselle and Our, reaching from 1996 to 2015 (25/01/2018).

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: A2 (3+3+3+3) = Black List (Ries et al. 2017: 68).

Bibliography concerning Luxembourg

  • Dhur, G. & J.A. Massard, 1995. Étude historique et faunistique des Invertébrés immigrés ou introduits dans la Moselle luxembourgeoise et ses affluents. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 96: 127-156. [PDF 1896 KB]
  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]

 Last updated on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771)

English Zebra mussel  ISEIA: A2 – Black List
Lëtzebuergesch Zebramuschel EASIN
Français Moule zébrée Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - Zebra mussel Wikipedia - Français - Moule zébrée Wikipedia - Deutsch - Zebramuschel Nederlands
Deutsch Zebramuschel Wikispecies: n/a
Nederlands Driehoeksmossel Back to the list of invertebrates

Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

The species was already described for Luxembourg in the Moselle river by Ferrant at the end of the 19th century (1891/1892) (Dhur & Massard 1995).

13 occurrences are documented in the Recorder database, reaching from 1892 to 2002 (25/01/2018).

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: A2 (3+3+3+3) = Black List (Ries et al. 2017: 68).

Bibliography concerning Luxembourg

  • Dhur, G. & J.A. Massard, 1995. Étude historique et faunistique des Invertébrés immigrés ou introduits dans la Moselle luxembourgeoise et ses affluents. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 96: 127-156. [PDF 1896 KB]
  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]

 Last updated on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne-Edwards, 1853

English Chinese mitten crab ISEIA: C0. IAS of EU concern.
Lëtzebuergesch n/a EASIN
Français Crabe chinois Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - Chinese mitten crab Wikipedia - Français - Crabe chinois Wikipedia - Deutsch - Chinesische Wollhandkrabbe Nederlands
Deutsch Chinesische Wollhandkrabbe Wikispecies: Wikispecies - Eriocheir sinensis
Nederlands Chinese wolhandkrab Back to the list of invertebrates

Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

The species was first documented in Luxembourg in 1978 by Claude Meisch who found one individual in a pond of the Haff Réimech nature conservation reserve, municipality of Schengen (Dhur & Massard 1995).

The crab is a migrating and omnivorous predator. Predation and competing in combination with populations that can easily reach high numbers turn E. chinensis into a threat to a high range of native freshwater species, plants, fishes and invertebrates.

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: C0 (2+1+2+2) (Ries et al. 2017: 68).

Bibliography concerning Luxembourg

  • Dhur, G. et J. A. Massard, 1995. Étude historique et faunistique des Invertébrés immigrés ou introduits dans la Moselle luxembourgeoise et ses affluents. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 96: 127-156.
  • Meisch, C. & J.A. Massard, 2015. Les recherches sur les crustacés (Crustacea) du Luxembourg : aperçu historique. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 116: 381-390. [PDF 1,22 MB]
  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]

 Last updated on Thursday, February 21, 2019.

Chelicorophium curvispinum (G.O. Sars, 1895)

English Caspian mud shrimp ISEIA: B3 – Watch List
Lëtzebuergesch n/a EASIN
Français n/a Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - Caspian mud shrimp Wikipedia - Français - Wikipedia - Deutsch - Süßwasser-Röhrenkrebs Nederlands
Deutsch Süßwasser-Röhrenkrebs Wikispecies: n/a (2017)
Nederlands Kaspische slijkgarnaal Back to the list of invertebrates

Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

The species was first documented in Luxembourg in 1992. It was found by Guy Duhr in August 1992 in the Moselle near Stadtbredimus, municipality of Stadtbredimus (Dhur & Massard 1995).

The small crustaceans construct mud tubes on hard materials and are nocturnal filterers. The densities can be extremely high (over 200.000 individuals per m²). They are often associated with seaweeds. With their lifestyle, the crustaceans can provoke important ecological changes in occupied areas.

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: B3 (3+1+3+2) = Watch List (Ries et al. 2017: 68).

Bibliography concerning Luxembourg

  • Dhur, G. & J. A. Massard, 1995. Étude historique et faunistique des Invertébrés immigrés ou introduits dans la Moselle luxembourgeoise et ses affluents. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 96 : 127-156.
  • Meisch, C. & J.A. Massard, 2015. Les recherches sur les crustacés (Crustacea) du Luxembourg : aperçu historique. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 116: 381-390. [PDF 1,22 MB]
  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]

 Last updated on Thursday, February 21, 2019.

Cercopagis pengoi (Ostroumov, 1891)

English Fishhook waterflea  ISEIA: B0 – Alert List
Lëtzebuergesch n/a EASIN
Français n/a Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - Fishhook waterflea Wikipedia - Français - Nederlands
Deutsch Kaspischer Wasserfloh Wikispecies: Wikispecies - Cercopagis pengoi
Nederlands n/a Back to the list of invertebrates

Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

The species has not yet been documented for Luxembourg.

Cercopagis pengoi is a voracious predator feeding on zooplancton, competing with native species. The species figures on the list of the “One Hundred of the World’s Worst Invasive Alien Species” as defined by the Global Invasive Species Database (Lowe 2004, Luque et al. 2014).

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: B0 (2+2+3+3) = Alert List (Ries et al. 2017: 68).

Bibliography concerning Luxembourg

  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]

References

  • Lowe S., M. Browne, S. Boudjelas, M. De Poorter, 2004. 100 of the World’s worst invasive alien species. A selection from the Global Invasive Species Database. The Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) a specialist group of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the World Conservation Union (IUCN).
  • Luque, G.M., C. Bellard, C. Bertelsmeier, E. Bonnaud, P. Genovesi, D. Simberloff, F. Courchamp, 2014. The 100th of the world’s worst invasive alien species. Biol Invasions 16: 981-985. doi:10.1007/s10530-013-0561-5

 Last updated on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

Astacus leptodactylus Eschscholtz, 1823

English Danube crayfish ISEIA: C1
Lëtzebuergesch Europäesche Suppekriibs EASIN
Français Ecrevisse turque Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - Danube crayfish Wikipedia - Français - Ecrevisse turque Wikipedia - Deutsch - Galizischer Sumpfkrebs Nederlands
Deutsch Galizischer Sumpfkrebs Wikispecies: n/a (2017)
Nederlands n/a Back to the list of invertebrates

Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

Distribution map of Astacus leptodactylus Eschscholtz, 1823 in Luxembourg. Recorder database, MNHNL, 25.03.2019.

The species was first documented in 1980 in ponds in the Rouderbaach valley (Grevenmacher). No observations of the the Danube crayfish are documented in the Recorder database though.

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: C1 (1+1+1+1) (Ries et al. 2017: 68).

Bibliography concerning Luxembourg

  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]

 Last updated on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

Vespa velutina Lepeletier, 1836

English Asian hornet ISEIA: C0
Lëtzebuergesch Asiatesch Runn EASIN
Français Frelon à pattes jaunes Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - Asian hornet Wikipedia - Français - Frelon à pattes jaunes  Wikipedia - Deutsch -
Deutsch Asiatische Hornisse Wikispecies:  Wikispecies - Vespa velutina
Nederlands Aziatische hoornaar Back to the list of invertebrates

Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

As an invader in Europe the Asian hornet has appeared in France (2004), Spain, Portugal, Belgium (2011, 2016) (Barbier & Renneson 2018) 1) and The Netherlands (Smit et al. 2017). Further invasions are expected in various countries including much of Europe.

So far, there have been no observations of the species in Luxembourg. The European hornet (Vespa crabro) and several social wasps (Vespula spp.) are well established in Luxembourg and they occupy potential niches suitable for the Asian hornet. Nico Schneider (2018) wonders if this might be part of the explanation why the Asian hornet didn’t yet establish in Luxembourg.

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: C0 (3+1+1+1) (Ries et al. 2017: 69).

Leaflet on Vespa velutina

Vespa-velutina-flyer-1st-pageIn spring 2016 the Department for the Environment of the Luxembourg Ministry of sustainable development and infrastructures published a leaflet in German about Vespa velutina, in co-operation with the Nature and Forestry Administration, the National Museum of Natural History, natur&ëmwelt and the National Bee-keeping Association.

Download the leaflet in PDF format (3.2 MB)

Since the publication of the leaflet, the Asian hornet has been reported several times to the authorities. All of these observations were confusion with native hornet species though.

In the press

Lëtzebuerger Beienzeitung 2016/12: 394.

Links

References

  • Barbier Y & JL Renneson (2018) Vespa velutina Lepeletier, 1836. Atlas Hymenoptera. URL: http://www.atlashymenoptera.net/pagetaxon.asp?tx_id=3877 [2018.01.03]
  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]
  • Schneider N (2018) Personal communication by e-mail to C. Ries on 3rd January 2018.
  • Smit J, R van de Roer, R Fontein & A de Wilde (2017) Eerste vondst van de aziatische hoornaar Vespa velutina nigrithorax in Nederland (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen 49: 1-10.

 Last updated on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Notes:

  1. Vespa velutina has been observed twice in Belgium: 1. one single specimen in October 2011 in Flobecq (Hainaut). 2. a nest in November 2016 in Guignies (Hainaut).