Cipangopaludina chinensis
Cipangopaludina chinensis
(Chinese mysterysnail)

Impact ID8206
Impact TypeWater Quality
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationLaboratory
Impact DescriptionAt the community level, Cipangopaludina chinensis chinensis presence was correlated with a decline in periphyton levels, particularly on the sediment, and an increased nitrogen:phosphorus ratio in the water column. Further analysis suggested that higher levels of phosphorous uptake in C. chinensis tissue and reduced phosphorous levels in C. chinensis excrement relative to native snails is a plausible explanation for the latter observation, which suggests that this species may provide a phosphorous sink in invaded ecosystems.
Great Lakes RegionYes
LocationWisoconsin, USA

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/27/2024].

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