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Deadly duo: Study reveals role of killer shrimps in the disappearance of species in Central European rivers

Deadly duo: Study reveals role of killer shrimps in the disappearance of species in Central European rivers

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Researchers have discovered that the amphipod crustacean, which is native to the Ponto-Caspian region, is not a true predator and only plays an indirect role in the massive species extinction of crustaceans in native waters. According to experimental results, the invasive killer shrimp actually drove native amphipods out of their hiding places, making them easy prey for the round goby, a species which also originates from the Black Sea.

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