Dreissena polymorpha
Dreissena polymorpha
(zebra mussel)

Impact ID2700
Impact TypeFood Web
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionShifts in depth distributions of alewives, rainbow smelt, and age-2 lake trout in southern Lake Ontario may be due to the establishment of non-native dreissenid mussels. This may in turn affect fish predator/prey relationships.
Great Lakes RegionYes
LocationLake Ontario

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/25/2024].

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