Dreissena polymorpha
Dreissena polymorpha
(zebra mussel)

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.
Great Lakes RegionYes
LocationOneida Lake, New York

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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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