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

Impact ID2707
Impact TypeCompetition
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationLaboratory
Impact DescriptionLarval bluegill Lepomis macrochirisfish raised in the presence of zebra mussels grew more slowly than fish raiseed without zebra mussels. The difference in growth rate was explained by competition for zooplankton.
Reference13820
Great Lakes RegionNo
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