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

Impact ID8231
Impact TypeCompetition
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionSpring phytoplankton biomass and primary production in Lake Michigan decreased 87% and 70%, respectively, from 1995-98 to 2007-08, after Dreissena bugensis entered Lake Michigan. This could result in increased competition among planktivorous species.
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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