Dreissena bugensis
Dreissena bugensis
(quagga mussel)
Mollusks-Bivalves
Exotic

Impact ID5253
Impact TypeWater Quality
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionDreissena rostriformis bugensis filters water, changing the water quality and nutrient cycling of the Great Lakes, making phosphate concentrations move from the water columns to the benthos.
Reference38080
Great Lakes RegionYes
Cost 
LocationGreat Lakes Region

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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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