Corbicula fluminea
Corbicula fluminea
(Asian clam)

Impact ID2696
Impact TypeFood Web
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionCorbicula fluminea appears to cause localized reduction of seston concentration and may rapidly clear the sediment boundary layer of food. There was no evidence of a negative impact on the distribution of the native bivalve in spite of high measured rates of water clearance by C. fluminea.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/2/2023].

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