Perna perna
Perna perna
(Mexilhao mussel)
Mollusks-Bivalves
Exotic

8 results for Perna perna (Mexilhao mussel)

Impact ID Scientific Name Impact Type Study Type Study Location Impact Description Reference
2631 Perna perna Disease/Parasites/Toxicity Observational N/A This species has been known to cause death in human beings from paralytic shellfish poisoning. 1023
2632 Perna perna Harvest Observational N/A This species is eaten and available in seafood markets in the United States, where it is exotic. 1023
2633 Perna perna Disease/Parasites/Toxicity Anecdotal N/A The introduction of this species can result in the spread of disease, toxic algae, or parasites to... 1023
2641 Perna perna Infrastructure Observational Field Perna perna, the brown or Mexilhao mussel, is a biofouling pest in the cooling systems of... 33761
2642 Perna perna Harvest Anecdotal N/A Perna perna, the brown or Mexilhao mussel, is edible and harvested, and is has a potential... 33761
2643 Perna perna Infrastructure Observational Field This species biofouls, attaching to materials and impacting structural integrity of man-made items. 9171
2644 Perna perna Other Anecdotal N/A The heavy biofouling by Perna perna on nativation aids, such as buoys, is very prevalent... 9171
2645 Perna perna Commerce Anecdotal N/A The heavy biofouling by of Perna perna on navigation aids, such as buoys, creates cost of... 9171

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