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

32 results for Dreissena polymorpha (zebra mussel)

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Impact ID Scientific Name Impact Type Study Type Study Location Impact Description Reference
2691 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Anecdotal Field The tremendous filtering activity exerted by high density populations of D. polymorpha may... 9052
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
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
2737 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Observational Field The presence of Dreissena mussel species caused a decrease in abundance of open-water fish... 19111
2791 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Observational Field Mean total length of adult freshwater drum Aplodinotus grunniens has decreased since the... 20548
2793 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Experimental Laboratory Zebra mussels prey on flagellated protozoans which are the predators of bacteria therefore causing... 20531
2881 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Experimental Laboratory The presence of zebra mussels, Dreissena polymorpha, positively affected the biomass and... 20590
2891 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Experimental Field The population growth of all of the crustacean zooplankton was significantly negatively affected by... 20662
2892 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Experimental Laboratory Survival of fathead minnows may not be affected by the presence of moderate densities of zebra... 20674
2894 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Observational Field After the establishment of zebra mussels in Lake Huron, increases were observed in light... 20695
2896 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Observational Field No change was observed in survival, diet, or numbers of young-of-the-year yellow perch Perca... 20712
2947 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Observational Field Production of benthos did not decline with the addition of zebra mussels. However, there was a... 22572
2948 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Experimental Field Round gobies reduced the number of non-mussel invertebrates. Chlorophyll a was highest at... 22573
2971 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Observational Field Zebra mussels may have an indirect impact on small lake stratification patterns and in turn... 22613
2972 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Observational Field No significant difference was found in the growth of many age-0 fish species following the... 22620
2975 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Observational Field Two exotic species, Eurasian watermilfoil and the zebra mussel, may have had a significant... 22626
2992 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Observational Field Zebra mussels have caused both increased water clarity, plant growth, and a shift in fish species... 22638
3003 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Experimental Field Zebra mussels enhanced the rate of ammonium regeneration affecting nutrient cycling. 22838
3087 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Observational Field Zebra mussels were a significant sink for phosphorus. 23210
3090 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Observational Field Zebra mussels changed Saginaw Bay from a pelagic system to a benthic/pelagic system which could... 23256
3105 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Observational Field Through the study of stable isotopes, zebra mussels may be shifting food web production into the... 23456
3110 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Observational Field Zebra mussels negatively affected yellow perch foraging on amphipods through increased structural... 23776
3111 Dreissena polymorpha Food Web Observational Field Perhaps due to the appearance of zebra mussels, a substantial biomass of Diporeia, an... 26255
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [8/2/2021].

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