Corbicula fluminea
Corbicula fluminea
(Asian clam)
Mollusks-Bivalves
Exotic

Impact ID2660
Impact TypeWater Quality
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationLaboratory
Impact DescriptionCorbicula can dramatically reduce algal biomass and turbidity on a short-term basis; but the apparent nutrient loading capacity of the clams makes it questionable whether the long-term effect of Corbicula can be considered as a mitigating factor in eutrophic lakes.
Reference31515
Great Lakes RegionNo
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