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

Impact ID2791
Impact TypeFood Web
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionMean total length of adult freshwater drum Aplodinotus grunniens has decreased since the zebra mussel Dreissena polymorphainvaded Lake Erie where mussels comprised more than two-thirds of stomach samples in these fish. Freshwater drum may not benefit having zebra mussels as a staple of their diet.
Reference20548
Notes 
Great Lakes RegionYes
Cost 
LocationLake Erie

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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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