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zebra mussel
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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Zebra mussel - Wikipedia


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 ...

Zebra mussel - Invasive species: Minnesota DNR


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 mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) - FactSheet


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

Harmful Aquatic Hitchhikers: Mollusks: Zebra Mussel


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  ...

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


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

Invasive Mussels - National Wildlife Federation


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

USFWS: The Exotic Zebra Mussel - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Sep 21, 2016 ... Zebra mussels have attached to this young Higgins eye pearlymussel, an endangered species found in the Mississippi river. Photo by USFWS ...

Zebra Mussels in the Great Lakes Region


Lake Huron whitefish are suffering from ecosystem changes caused by invasive quagga and zebra mussels. Why haven't invasive zebra and quagga mussels ...