Crayfish plague – Findings in Switzerland

Proof of the crayfish plague in Switzerland: Geo-referenced locations of populations with test results. The most cataclysmic disease for the European species is the crayfish plague (cause: aphanomyces astaci; oamycetes). This fungis was brought over from the Americas to Europe in 1880 and destroyed the majority of native European crayfish stocks since the European crayfish species die from it. However, the American species can carry the fungus and infect populations of local species by excreting spores into the water. This disease emerges irregularly every once in awhile in Switzerland.

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Identifier
722d70aa-8404-47ca-ae5d-1e521e4229e9@bundesamt-fur-umwelt-bafu
Title for URL of the dataset
krebspest-nachweis-in-der-schweiz
Schedule the publication of the dataset
Issued date
January 12, 2011
Modification date
-
Update interval
Irregular
Temporal coverage
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Publisher Information
Bundesamt für Umwelt / Abteilung Biodiversität und Landschaft
Contact points
bnl@bafu.admin.ch
Languages
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
Url
http://www.bafu.admin.ch/fischerei
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Spatial
Schweiz
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