Najas minor
Najas minor
(brittle waternymph)
Plants
Exotic

20 results for Najas minor (brittle waternymph)

Impact ID Scientific Name Impact Type Study Type Study Location Impact Description Reference
3310 Najas minor Predation/Herbivory Observational Field Najas minor is an important food source for waterfowl. 23865
3335 Najas minor Habitat Alteration Experimental Laboratory Najas minor inhibits growth of toxic Microcystis aeruginosa, Anabaena... 33927
3336 Najas minor Food Web Anecdotal N/A Najas minor might control phytoplankton blooms. 33927
8763 Najas minor Competition Anecdotal N/A Najas minor starts growing early in the season, which often leads to the blocking of... 35281
8764 Najas minor Competition Anecdotal N/A Najas minor can also out-compete nearby plants for space. 35281
8765 Najas minor Competition Anecdotal N/A Najas minor grows aggressively in shallow waters and has formed dense, monospecific stands... 35281
8766 Najas minor Competition Anecdotal N/A Najas minor can also form dense underwater meshes with other exotic species such as... 42537
8767 Najas minor Food Web Anecdotal N/A Dense plant communities of Najas minor can produce unfavorable conditions for fish and... 42537
8768 Najas minor Food Web Anecdotal N/A Dense mats of Naja minor can lead to anoxic conditions that result in fish kills. 35281
8769 Najas minor Food Web Anecdotal N/A Animals may also be driven out of Najas minor dominated ecosystems if they are dependent... 35281
8770 Najas minor Water Quality Anecdotal N/A As dense mats of Najas minor (brittle waternymph) die and decompose, the amount of oxygen... 35281
8771 Najas minor Water Quality Anecdotal N/A In extreme cases, anoxic conditions created by Najas minor can lead to fish kills. 35281
8772 Najas minor Habitat Alteration Anecdotal N/A Although Najas minor typically invades shallow water, in North Carolina dense shoals of... 42537
8773 Najas minor Habitat Alteration Anecdotal N/A Dense populations of Najas minor (brittle waternymph) have increased sedimentation rates... 35281
8774 Najas minor Water Quality Anecdotal N/A Najas minor populations can reduce the discharge capacity (quantity of water) of channels. 42536
8775 Najas minor Recreation Anecdotal N/A Dense stands of Najas minor can hinder recreational activities such as boating, fishing... 18779
8776 Najas minor Other Anecdotal N/A Along with reduced recreational ability, populations of Najas minor (brittle waternymph)... 35281
8777 Najas minor Other Anecdotal N/A Limited recreational use and a decline in aesthetic value associated with large Najas... 35281
8778 Najas minor Water Quality Anecdotal N/A Najas minor is tolerant of adverse growing conditions, including increased turbidity... 10368
8779 Najas minor Other Observational Field Mallard ducks and 18 other types of waterfowl eat the seeds of many Najas spp. 17957

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