a small striped freshwater mussel from NE Europe, Dreissena polymorpha: introduced to the Great Lakes in the 1980s and deleteriously affecting water pipes, other fauna, etc.
This species was originally native to the lakes of southern Russia and Ukraine,
being first described in 1769 by the German zoologist Peter Simon Pallas in the ...
Species and Origin: Zebra mussels are small, fingernail-sized animals that attach
to solid surfaces in water. Adults are 1/4 to 1-1/2 inches long and have ...
Factsheet on the Zebra Mussel, with photographs, range map, and much
information on the status of this introduced species.
Zebra mussels get their name from the striped pattern of their shells. However,
the pattern varies greatly to where there are no stripes, only dark or light colored
6 days ago ... A species profile for Zebra Mussel from USDA's National Invasive Species
Zebra and Quagga Mussels deprive native species of food and habitat.
Sep 21, 2016 ... Zebra mussels have attached to this young Higgins eye pearlymussel, an
endangered species found in the Mississippi river. Photo by USFWS ...
Lake Huron whitefish are suffering from ecosystem changes caused by invasive
quagga and zebra mussels. Why haven't invasive zebra and quagga mussels ...