Check List 17(1): 151-157, doi: 10.15560/17.1.151
Current distribution of the invasive mollusk Corbicula fluminea (O.F. Müller, 1774) (Bivalvia, Cyrenidae) in Brazil, including a new record from the state of Piauí
expand article infoManuella Feitosa Leal, Luiz Ricardo Lopes de Simone§, Ana Carolina Figueiredo Lacerda , Edson Lourenço da Silva|, Tamaris Gimenez Pinheiro
‡ Federal University of Paraíba, João Pessoa, Brazil§ University of São Paulo Museum of Zoology, São Paulo, Brazil| Instituto Federal do Piaui, PICOS, Brazil¶ Federal University of Piauí, Picos, Brazil
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Corbicula fluminea is an invasive clam originally from Asia that threatens the biodiversity of freshwater communities around the world. It has greatly expanded in Brazil since its first record. We report here the occurrence of C. fluminea from Piauí state, Parnaíba river basin and, provide an assessment of its current distribution in Brazil. The compiled data include 382 records in 22 states and the Federal District, encompassing a variety of ecosystems. These results contribute to a discussion about the invasion and expansion process of C. fluminea in Brazil over time.
Bioinvasion, freshwater bivalve, semi-arid region, Cyrenidae