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Zebra mussel

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The zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) is a small freshwater mussel. This species was originally native to the lakes of southern Russia, being first described ...

Zebra mussel - Invasive species: Minnesota DNR

www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/aquaticanimals/zebramussel/

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 ...

Hello Zebra Mussels. Goodbye Texas Lakes. - Texas Invasives

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They grow to only about 1 ½ inches and develop a distinctive zebra-striped shell. One zebra mussel can produce up to one million microscopic larvae. Zebra ...

Invasive Species: Aquatic Species - Zebra Mussel (Dreissena ...

www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/aquatics/zebramussel.shtml

4 days ago ... A species profile for Zebra Mussel from USDA's National Invasive Species Information Center.

Harmful Aquatic Hitchhikers: Mollusks: Zebra Mussel

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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  ...

zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) - FactSheet

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Factsheet on the Zebra Mussel, with photographs, range map, and much information on the status of this introduced species.

Zebra Mussel - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species - U.S. Geological ...

nas.er.usgs.gov/taxgroup/mollusks/zebramussel/

Welcome to the Zebra Mussel and Quagga Mussel Information Resource Page ... blueball Current Zebra Mussel Sightings Distribution (Updated daily) blueball ...

Zebra Mussels (Dreissena polymorpha)

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Where did zebra mussels come from? Zebra mussels are believed to have come from the Caspian Sea in Europe. They arrived in the late 1980s in the ballast ...

Invasive Mussels - National Wildlife Federation

www.nwf.org/Wildlife/Threats-to-Wildlife/Invasive-Species/Invasive-Mussels.aspx

Zebra and Quagga Mussels deprive native species of food and habitat.

Zebra Mussels in the Great Lakes Region

www.great-lakes.net/envt/flora-fauna/invasive/zebra.html

Originally introduced to rid the Great Lakes of destructive zebra mussels, invasive round goby fish have since disrupted the natural reproduction of mollusks, ...

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zebra mussel
NOUN
1.
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.
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