Dreissena polymorpha
Dreissena polymorpha
(zebra mussel)

Impact ID2894
Impact TypeFood Web
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionAfter the establishment of zebra mussels in Lake Huron, increases were observed in light penetration, benthic algal biomass, chlorophyll concentrations, and rates of benthic primary productivity. At the same time a shift began from a dominant benthic algal community to one dominated by filamentous green algae. These changes could affect benthic food webs in littoral zones.
Great Lakes RegionYes
LocationLake Huron

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/27/2023].

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