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Dreissena polymorpha (zebra mussel; Moule zebra; Zebra-Muschel)

Synonyms: Dreissena andrusovi; Dreissena aralensis; Dreissena arnouldi; Dreissena bedoti; Dreissena belgrandi; Dreissena complanata; Dreissena curta; Dreissena eximia; Dreissena küsteri; Dreissena locardi; Dreissena lutetiana; Dreissena magnifica; Dreissena obtusecarinata; Dreissena occidentalis; Dreissena paradoxa; Dreissena polymorpha var. lacustrina; Dreissena recta; Dreissena servaini; Dreissena sulcata; Dreissena tumida; Dreissena ventrosa; Dreissena westerlundi; Mytilus arca; Mytilus chemnitzii; Mytilus fluvis; Mytilus hagenii; Mytilus polymorphus; Mytilus polymorphus subsp. fluviatilis; Mytilus volgensis; Pinna fluviatilis; Tichogonia chemnitzii

Wikipedia Abstract

The zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) is a small freshwater mussel. This species was originally native to the lakes of southern Russia, being first described in 1769 by the German zoologist Peter Simon Pallas in the Ural, Volga and Dnieper rivers. These mussels are still found nearby, as Pontic (Black Sea) and Caspian species.
View Wikipedia Record: Dreissena polymorpha

Invasive Species

Dysdera crocata has been introduced and may be established in parts of St Helena, however, its biostatus is not known for certain and as it is has not been monitored. D. crocata is a known Mediterranean-originating invasive in California, USA. It is unknown what affect it may be having on endemic invertebrates that inhabit similar niches.
View ISSG Record: Dreissena polymorpha

Attributes

Diet [1]  Planktivore
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Central & Western Europe Austria, Belgium, Byelarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
Central Prairie United States Nearctic Temperate Upland Rivers    
Chesapeake Bay United States Nearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Cumberland United States Nearctic Temperate Upland Rivers    
Laurentian Great Lakes Canada, United States Nearctic Large Lakes    
Lower Mississippi United States Nearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
Middle Missouri United States Nearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
Northeast US & Southeast Canada Atlantic Drainages Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Northern Baltic Drainages Denmark, Finland, Norway, Russia, Sweden Palearctic Polar Freshwaters    
Ouachita Highlands United States Nearctic Temperate Upland Rivers    
Ozark Highlands United States Nearctic Temperate Upland Rivers    
Sabine - Galveston United States Nearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
St. Lawrence Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Teays - Old Ohio United States Nearctic Temperate Upland Rivers    
Tennessee United States Nearctic Temperate Upland Rivers    
Upper Danube Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland Palearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
Upper Mississippi United States Nearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
US Southern Plains United States Nearctic Temperate Upland Rivers    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Biotopverbund Spreeaue 1540 Germany  

Ecosystems

Predators

Abramis brama (Bream)[2]
Anguilla anguilla (River eel)[2]
Aplodinotus grunniens (Freshwater drum)[2]
Aythya affinis (Lesser Scaup)[3]
Aythya fuligula (Tufted Duck)[2]
Aythya marila (Greater Scaup)[2]
Blicca bjoerkna (White bream)[4]
Carassius gibelio (Prussian carp)[2]
Coregonus clupeaformis (Common whitefish)[5]
Cyprinus carpio (Common carp)[2]
Mergus serrator (Red-breasted Merganser)[2]
Neogobius melanostomus (Round goby)[5]
Rutilus rutilus (Roach)[2]
Sarmarutilus rubilio (South Eropean roach)[2]
Vimba vimba (Vimba bream)[6]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Aspidogaster conchicola[7]
Aspidogaster limacoides[7]
Bucephalus polymorphus[7]
Echinostoma revolutum[7]
Neoacanthoparyphium echinatoides <Unverified Name>[7]
Phyllodistomum angulatum <Unverified Name>[7]
Phyllodistomum folium[7]
Phyllodistomum macrocotyle <Unverified Name>[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Nat'l Mississippi River Museum & Aquar

Distribution

North America;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 3Patterns of prey use by lesser scaup Aythya affinis (Aves) and diet overlap with fishes during spring migration, Kimberly A. Strand, Steven R. Chipps, Sharon N. Kahara, Kenneth F. Higgins, Spencer Vaa, Hydrobiologia (2008) 598:389–398 4Specziár, A., Tölg, L. and Bíró, P. (1997), Feeding strategy and growth of cyprinids in the littoral zone of Lake Balaton. Journal of Fish Biology, 51: 1109–1124 5NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory 6Feeding ecology of vimba (Vimba vimba L., 1758) in terms of size groups and seasons in Lake Sapanca, northwestern Anatolia, Hacer Canan OKGERMAN, Cumhur Haldun YARDIMCI, Zeynep DORAK, Neşe YILMAZ, Turk J Zool (2013) 37: 288-297 7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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