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

Impact ID2947
Impact TypeFood Web
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionProduction of benthos did not decline with the addition of zebra mussels. However, there was a decrease in zooplankton such as rotifers due to competition with zebra mussels which also feed on algae. More fish biomass could be supported.
Reference22572
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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