Dreissena bugensis
Dreissena bugensis
(quagga mussel)

Impact ID8255
Impact TypeRecreation
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationN/A
Impact DescriptionRecreation-based industries and activities have also been impacted by Dreissena bugensis's biofouling ability; docks, breakwalls, buoys, and boats have all been heavily colonized and beaches have been incidentally littered with dead shells. The extent of negative impacts on recreation due to quagga mussels' ability to colonize both hard and soft substrates is as of yet unclear.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/26/2024].

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