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.
The zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) is a small freshwater mussel. This
species was originally native to the lakes of southern Russia, being first
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 ...
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
The environmental costs of the zebra mussel
invasion to water resources are more difficult to quantify, and in most cases, are unknown. So far, DNR staff have not found any zebra mussels
in Lake Wazeecha or on Wisconsin River stretches immediately downstream of Nepco L... More »
Jan 21, 2016 ... A species profile for Zebra Mussel from USDA's National Invasive Species
May 5, 2015 ... Frequently Asked Questions about the Zebra Mussel.
Nearly 20 years ago, non-native zebra mussels were discovered for the first time
in North America. Believed to have been carried in the ballast tanks of ships ...
Zebra and Quagga Mussels deprive native species of food and habitat.
What are zebra mussels? Zebra mussels are a small, destructive invasive
species that can spread across Texas by hitching a ride on boats and trailers.