Nitellopsis obtusa
Nitellopsis obtusa
(starry stonewort)

Impact ID4021
Impact TypeHabitat Alteration
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionIn its introduced range, starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) peaks in biomass in late fall/early winter after much of the other local vegetation has subsided. Thus, starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) could provide an important source of food and habitat for overwintering species.
Great Lakes RegionYes
LocationSt. Lawrence River, Detroit River System, USA

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/9/2023].

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