Bythotrephes longimanus
Bythotrephes longimanus
(spiny waterflea)

Impact ID4600
Impact TypeCompetition
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationLaboratory
Impact DescriptionIn a laboratory study, surface-dwelling Daphnia mendotae migrated to deeper and colder regions of the water column while in the presence of Bythotrephes longimanus kairomones. This resulted in a 36% reduction in somatic growth of Daphnia mendotae over a 4-day period.
Great Lakes RegionYes

Return to impacts listing for Bythotrephes longimanus


The data represented on this site vary in accuracy, scale, completeness, extent of coverage and origin. It is the user's responsibility to use these data consistent with their intended purpose and within stated limitations. We highly recommend reviewing metadata files prior to interpreting these data.

Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [3/4/2024].

Contact us if you are using data from this site for a publication to make sure the data are being used appropriately and for potential co-authorship if warranted.

For general information and questions about the database, contact Wesley Daniel. For problems and technical issues, contact Matthew Neilson.