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

Impact ID2889
Impact TypeWater Quality
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionThe model found that high densities of zebra mussels indirectly can have significant short-term effects on phytoplankton abundance, water transparency, water chemistry and phosphorus dynamics.
Reference20626
Great Lakes RegionYes
Cost 
LocationLake Huron

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/26/2022].

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