Dreissena bugensis
Dreissena bugensis
(quagga mussel)

Impact ID3461
Impact TypeHabitat Alteration
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionThe nonative Myriophyllum spicatum, Potamogeton crispus, and the submersed form of Butomus umbellatus decreased likely due to the water clarity brought on by the introduction of zebra mussels and quagga mussels.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/19/2024].

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