Dreissena polymorpha
Dreissena polymorpha
(zebra mussel)
Mollusks-Bivalves
Exotic

Impact ID2691
Impact TypeFood Web
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionThe tremendous filtering activity exerted by high density populations of D. polymorpha may well have effects on the ecosystem which extend beyond direct competitive interactions with other members of the benthos. Specifically it may divert energy flow from the planktonic to the benthic food webs. The shift in resources from planktonic to benthic food webs might have major consequences on community structure.
Reference9052
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Great Lakes RegionNo
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/16/2021].

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