Nitellopsis obtusa
Nitellopsis obtusa
(starry stonewort)
Plants
Exotic

20 results for Nitellopsis obtusa (starry stonewort)

Impact ID Scientific Name Impact Type Study Type Study Location Impact Description Reference
3996 Nitellopsis obtusa Habitat Alteration Experimental Field Macrophyte biomass is lower when starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) is abundant. 29177
4001 Nitellopsis obtusa Habitat Alteration Observational Field Starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) forms thick mats that can completely cover the... 19736
4002 Nitellopsis obtusa Habitat Alteration Observational Field Starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) becomes dense and forms “pillows” of biomass at... 19736
4006 Nitellopsis obtusa Habitat Alteration Observational Field When starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) dominates, biomass of all other competing... 19736
4011 Nitellopsis obtusa Habitat Alteration Observational Field Starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) acts as a favorable substrate for zebra mussels... 19736
4014 Nitellopsis obtusa Habitat Alteration Observational Field Starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) impacts fish spawning by creating a physical barrier... 19736
4016 Nitellopsis obtusa Habitat Alteration Observational Field Because of its mat-forming growth strategy, starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa)... 19736
4018 Nitellopsis obtusa Habitat Alteration Observational Field Zooplankton species may shift from pelagic communities to littoral communities in the presence of... 19736
4021 Nitellopsis obtusa Habitat Alteration Anecdotal Field In its introduced range, starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) peaks in biomass in late... 35575
4026 Nitellopsis obtusa Habitat Alteration Experimental Field At shallow water depths, starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) can fill the water column... 35682
4560 Nitellopsis obtusa Habitat Alteration Anecdotal N/A causes critical habitat loss 36858
4561 Nitellopsis obtusa Habitat Alteration Anecdotal N/A Loss of access to critical fish spawning areas just as inland lake water temperatures become... 36861
4562 Nitellopsis obtusa Habitat Alteration Anecdotal N/A Nitellopsis causes loss of access to critical coarse woody habitat by growing over submerged snags... 36861
4565 Nitellopsis obtusa Habitat Alteration Anecdotal N/A Nitellopsis obtusa eliminates optimal growth habitat for fish fry 36861
4566 Nitellopsis obtusa Habitat Alteration Anecdotal N/A dense aquatic meadows of Nitellopsis obtusa eliminate or signficantly reduce vertical habitat... 36861
4567 Nitellopsis obtusa Habitat Alteration Anecdotal N/A Dense meadows of Starry Stonewort are capable of complete collapse in shallow areas when surface... 36861
4570 Nitellopsis obtusa Habitat Alteration Observational Field the normal underwater 'forest like' structure which provides refuge, shelter and nursery space for... 36862
4571 Nitellopsis obtusa Habitat Alteration Anecdotal N/A rock bass, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, bluegill, and pumpkinseed avoid areas with starry... 36862
4572 Nitellopsis obtusa Habitat Alteration Anecdotal N/A fish such as walleye, muskellunge, and pickerel that hide within plant areas and rely on ambush... 36862
4573 Nitellopsis obtusa Habitat Alteration Anecdotal N/A starry stonewort may lead to increased cyanobacterial growth, and more potentially toxic blooms... 36862

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