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ISSN : 2288-1115(Print)
ISSN : 2288-1123(Online)
Korean Journal of Ecology and Environment Vol.52 No.4 pp.333-339

Report on Settlement of Alien Species Red Swamp Crawfish (Procambarus clarkii) in Korea

SuHwan Kim*, Hae-Jun Baek,Geun Bok Yang
National Institute of Ecology, 1210, Geumgang-ro, Maseo-myeon, Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do 33657, Republic of Korea
* Corresponding author: Tel: +82-41-950-5805, Fax: +82-41-950-6103


The Red swamp crawfish Procambarus clarkii is native to the southern United States and inhibits all over the world including the United States, Asia, Africa and Europe. In Europe, it is known to disrupt ecosystems such as competition with native crayfish. In this study, habitats of red swamp crawfish were identified in Jiseok stream (15.5 km section) and Daecho stream (6.1 km section) of Youngsan river. A total 33 red swamp crawfish were captured. A female captured in Jiseok stream carried 215 newly hatched red swamp crawfish in her the burrow. As a result of the analysis of the habitat environment, the water temperature was ranged of 2.4~32.8°C, conductivity was 53.4~502.3 μS cm-1 and DO was 0.74~22.64 mg L-1. As a result of measuring HOBO, the temperature ranged from - 9~48.1°C, showing a change of 57.1°C throughout the year. The variation of the water temperature throughout the year from 2.9~33.9°C was found to be 31°C. Red swamp crawfish have a high adaptability and a wide range of environmental resistance, and report a sharp increase in newly invaded areas, negatively affecting indigenous organisms. In addition, it can be used as a medium for the spread of diseases and parasites, so prompt investigation and research should be carried out.

외래생물 미국가재 (Procambarus clarkii)의 국내 자연생태계 정착 보고

김수환*, 백혜준, 양근복