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

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.
Reference19113
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
Location 

Return to impacts listing for Dreissena bugensis

Disclaimer:

The data represented on this site vary in accuracy, scale, completeness, extent of coverage and origin. It is the user's responsibility to use these data consistent with their intended purpose and within stated limitations. We highly recommend reviewing metadata files prior to interpreting these data.

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

Contact us if you are using data from this site for a publication to make sure the data are being used appropriately and for potential co-authorship if warranted.

For general information and questions about the database, contact Wesley Daniel. For problems and technical issues, contact Matthew Neilson.