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
Zebra and Quagga Mussels deprive native species of food and habitat.
A species profile for Zebra Mussel from USDA's National Invasive Species
Factsheet on the Zebra Mussel, with photographs, range map, and much
information on the status of this introduced species.
Originally introduced to rid the Great Lakes of destructive zebra mussels, invasive
round goby fish have since disrupted the natural reproduction of mollusks, ...
May 4, 2016 ... Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) were first discovered in the Great Lakes
in 1988. Within one year, zebra mussels colonized nearly ...
May 4, 2016 ... Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) are prolific invaders that cost the U.S.
billions of dollar each year. These small mussels from Eurasia ...
Zebra mussels have attached to this young Higgins eye pearlymussel, an
endangered species found in the Mississippi river. Photo by USFWS ...