Dreissena polymorpha
Dreissena polymorpha
(zebra mussel)

Impact ID2891
Impact TypeFood Web
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionThe population growth of all of the crustacean zooplankton was significantly negatively affected by zebra mussels. Negative effects of zebra mussels on zooplankton may be the result of direct predation on zooplankton or perhaps the indirect result of food availability caused by zebra mussels.
Great Lakes RegionNo
LocationOhio River

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/7/2023].

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