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Dreissena bugensis (quagga mussel)

Synonyms: Dreissena rostriformis subsp. bugensis

Wikipedia Abstract

The quagga mussel, scientific name Dreissena bugensis, and also known as Dreissena rostriformis bugensis, is a species (or subspecies) of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family Dreissenidae. This freshwater mussel has an average life span of 3 to 5 years.This subspecies is indigenous to the Dnieper River drainage of Ukraine.
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Invasive Species

Dreissena bugensis is native to parts of Ukraine. This small freshwater mussel is an active filter feeder, which competes for food resources with filter-feeding zooplankton by accelerating sedimentation of suspended matter, including organic substances. It is also a nuisance and economic problem when it grows on recreational or commercial ships/boats, potable water treatment plants and electric power stations.
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Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Colorado Mexico, United States Nearctic Xeric Freshwaters and Endorheic Basins    



Coregonus clupeaformis (Common whitefish)[1]
Fulica americana (American Coot)[2]
Neogobius melanostomus (Round goby)[1]


Parasitized by 
Aspidogaster limacoides[3]


North America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
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.
3Gibson, 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
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