Demon Shrimp - Dikerogammarus haemobaphes

Description

Up to 18 mm long. All Gammarus species require detailed examination for a safe id.

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Habitat

Freshwater habitats, including rivers, canals and reservoirs.

When to see it

All year round.

Life History

The presence of this non-native species may result in marked ecological change, leading to decreased diversity in the invaded range by competing with or preying upon a broad range of invertebrates.

UK Status

First recorded in Britain in 2012, but widespread distribution across Midlands and Thames Valley suggests it had been present for some time previously.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map