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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. The species is named after the quagga, an extinct subspecies of African zebra, possibly because, like the quagga, its stripes fade out towards the ventral side.
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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;

External References



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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