Dreissena polymorpha
Dreissena polymorpha
(zebra mussel)
Mollusks-Bivalves
Exotic

117 results for Dreissena polymorpha (zebra mussel)

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Impact ID Scientific Name Impact Type Study Type Study Location Impact Description Reference
2686 Dreissena polymorpha Competition Experimental N/A Predictive models showed unionid mortality (reflected by the proportion of dead unionids) was... 9005
2689 Dreissena polymorpha Habitat Alteration Observational Field There appears to have been no adverse impacts of zebra mussel on walleye reproduction in western... 9007
2690 Dreissena polymorpha Competition Observational Field Shells of individual unionids carry in excess of 10,000 D. polymorpha, and lipid reserves... 9052
2691 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Anecdotal Field The tremendous filtering activity exerted by high density populations of D. polymorpha may... 9052
2692 Dreissena polymorpha Competition Observational Field There was a strong negative correlation between Dreissena biomass and abundance of live... 9058
2693 Dreissena polymorpha Competition Observational Field This study suggests that fouling by D. polymorpha will result in significant changes in... 9087
2694 Dreissena polymorpha Competition Observational Field The results indicate that unionids are being negatively affected by zebra mussels in the Great... 9094
2695 Dreissena polymorpha Competition Observational Field The density of native mussels was significantly lower in 1992 than in 1986. The number of sites... 9095
2697 Dreissena polymorpha Water Quality Observational Field Infesting zebra mussels may negatively affect unionids by disrupting unionid locomotion, metabolic... 9112
2698 Dreissena polymorpha Competition Observational Field A reduction in the number of locations with native mussels indicate that populations are being... 9113
2699 Dreissena polymorpha Water Quality Observational Field The non-native zebra mussel infestation completely changed the water quality of the Oswego River.... 9384
2700 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Observational Field Shifts in depth distributions of alewives, rainbow smelt, and age-2 lake trout in southern Lake... 13032
2702 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Experimental Laboratory Dreissena populations in western Lake Erie possess a tremendous potential to filter the water... 13799
2703 Dreissena polymorpha Water Quality Observational Field Chlorophyll a concentration is highly reduced near Dreissena populations in western Lake... 13799
2705 Dreissena polymorpha Competition Experimental Laboratory It has been shown that zebra mussel infestation is responsible for the starvation of native unionid... 13811
2707 Dreissena polymorpha Competition Experimental Laboratory Larval bluegill Lepomis macrochirisfish raised in the presence of zebra mussels grew more... 13820
2708 Dreissena polymorpha Water Quality Experimental Laboratory By the early 1990s it was highly likely that changes in water quality in western Lake Erie was... 14750
2709 Dreissena polymorpha Competition Experimental Field In a field experiment, reproduction of native mussels were negatively affected by the encrustation... 14765
2710 Dreissena polymorpha Competition Experimental N/A A model showed that over dozens of native mussel species in the Mississippi River basin are... 14767
2711 Dreissena polymorpha Commerce Observational N/A Commercial fishing gear has been negatively affected. Nets are known to have very large... 14768
2712 Dreissena polymorpha Recreation Observational Field Accumulations of dead shells on shorelines and beaches are capable of cutting the barefeet of... 14768
2713 Dreissena polymorpha Competition Observational Field The densities of three species of unionid clams, recruitment of young-of-the-year unionids, and... 14801
2716 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Observational Field Both macrozoobenthos at deep-water sites and sphaeriid clams declined after the arrival of zebra... 14802
2718 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Anecdotal N/A Dreissena is used by numerous predators such as waterfowl, fish, and crayfish. 16453
2720 Dreissena polymorpha Disease/Parasites/Toxicity Anecdotal N/A Waterfowl that consume contaminated Dreissena have higher concentrations of pesticides and PCBs in... 16453
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