macrospecies

macrospecies

a polymorphic species containing many forms or races.
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There are three major classes of exotic hitchhikers of concern with respect to bivalve aquaculture and introductions and transfers: (1) exotic macrospecies including algae and animals; (2) exotic phytoplankton (toxic and otherwise); and (3) exotic disease causing organisms.
Exotic macrospecies of invertebrates and algae may affect the bivalves with which they are associated in culture and the environment in general once introduced along with bivalves for aquaculture.
The most obvious and immediate effect of exotic macrospecies on aquaculture is the fouling of cultured bivalves and related equipment (lines, cages, buoys, etc.