Dikerogammarus haemobaphes shrimp
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Relative of 'killer shrimp' found in Worcestershire waterways

A relative of the "killer shrimp" has been found in Worcestershire, the Environment Agency (EA) has said.

The non-native shrimp Dikerogammarus haemobaphes has been found in the River Severn at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, and Bevere, near Worcester.

Dave Throup, from the EA, said it was the first time the shrimp had been found in the UK and it had also been discovered in two Worcestershire canals.

He said experts were "uncertain at this stage" what its impact might be.

  • 04 Oct 2012