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

Impact ID8229
Impact TypeCompetition
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationN/A
Impact DescriptionDeclines in Diporeia spp., another benthic invertebrate, have been highly correlated with dreissenid expansion, potentially due to reductions in phytoplankton abundance (an important food source) or through the introduction of toxins and pathogens associated with dreissenids and their waste products
Reference24624
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationLake Michigan, USA

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/21/2024].

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