Myriophyllum aquaticum
Myriophyllum aquaticum
(parrot feather)

Impact ID3453
Impact TypeFood Web
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionSubstantial differences in community composition of invertebrate taxa were found between native and non-native macrophyte species. There was a higher relative abundance of cladocerans, chironomids, and gastropods in the native vegetation shifting towards dominance by amphipods in both parrotfeather and Brazilian elodea. We also found lower relative abundance of taxa from the Odonata, Ephemeroptera, and Hemiptera orders (class Insecta) associated with these non-native plants
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/2/2022].

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