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

Impact ID3105
Impact TypeFood Web
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionThrough the study of stable isotopes, zebra mussels may be shifting food web production into the benthos. A decline in pelagic zooplankton and an increase in benthic macroinvertebrates could force young planktivorous fish to shift to benthos.
Reference23456
Notes 
Great Lakes RegionYes
Cost 
LocationOneida Lake, New York

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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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