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

Impact ID5303
Impact TypeHuman Health
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionThe sharp shells of Dreissena rostriformis bugensis cut swimmers feet, with 15-20 reports of injuries a day on average in Konstanz, Germany in Lake Constance (Bodensee). Some cases have even reported allergic reaction in people after being cut.
Reference38228
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationLake Constance, Konstanz, Germany

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