The shore crab and its parasites in Limfjorden. A model study of a marine invasive species in its home range (38870)

  • Hoffmann, Erik (Project Participant)
  • Munch-Petersen, Sten (Project Participant)

Project Details


The purpose of the DTU Aqua part of the project is to collect and analyze data for a quantitative description of the population and parasite structure of the shore crab (Carcinus maenas) in Limfjord in Denmark. This includes quantitative information on the species’ geographical distribution in the Limfjord as well as estimates of abundance. The abundance estimates will be based on mark-recapture experiments and trawl survey data. Geographical distribution and year to year fluctuation in abundance of the shore crab will be related to key parameters such as salinity, depth and temperature.

The project is coordinated by University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Research area: Ecosystem Based Marine Management
Research area: Marine Living Resources
Effective start/end date01/01/2009 → 31/12/2011

Collaborative partners

  • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
  • University of Bergen (Project partner)
  • University of Copenhagen (Project partner)
  • Danish Shellfish Centre (Project partner)


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