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

Impact ID2667
Impact TypePredation/Herbivory
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionIn field studies, increasing abundance of Corbicula was negatively associated with the abundance of benthic bacteria and flagellates but had no apparent effect on other protists or meiofauna. Where large populations occur, Corbicula has potential to have a large impact on both the benthic and pelagic fauna in the many streams.
Reference20606
Great Lakes RegionNo
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/20/2024].

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