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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 ...

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  ...

Invasive Mussels - National Wildlife Federation

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

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

www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/aquatics/zebramussel.shtml

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

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 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, ...

Zebra Mussels Threaten Inland Waters | Minnesota Sea Grant

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May 4, 2016 ... Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) were first discovered in the Great Lakes in 1988. Within one year, zebra mussels colonized nearly ...

Zebra Mussel | Aquatic Invasive Species | Minnesota Sea Grant

www.seagrant.umn.edu/ais/zebramussel

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 ...

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

www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/clams/zebra.html

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

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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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