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Dreissena bugensis (quagga mussel)
Synonyms: Dreissena rostriformis bugensis
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.
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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