Dreissena polymorpha

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Noun1.Dreissena polymorpha - inch long mollusk imported accidentally from Europe; clogs utility inlet pipes and feeds on edible freshwater mussels
freshwater clam, freshwater mussel - bivalve mollusk abundant in rivers of central United States
Dreissena, genus Dreissena - zebra mussels
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2006), and the zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771) (Veneroida: Dreissenidae), both of which invaded the Great Lakes and became important in the diet of turtles (Bulte & Bloudin-Demers 2008) and other predators such as birds (Petrie & Knapton 1999) in this region.
Early genotoxic effects in gill cells and haemocytes of Dreissena polymorpha exposed to cadmium, B [a] P and a combination of B [a] P and Cd.
The effect of salinity and temperature on spawning and fertilization in the zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas) from North America.
The most frequently encountered prey items were roach and perch, followed by round goby, Neogobius melanostomus, and monkey goby, Neogobius fuviatilis, and zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha.
Los casos de especies invasoras son desafortunadamente numerosos, siendo uno de los mas conocidos la introduccion en Norteamerica en 1985 del mejillon cebra Dreissena polymorpha, incluida entre las nueve especies de invertebrados acuaticos mas daninas, que ocasiona graves impactos ecologicos y economicos (Hebert et al.
Contrasting distribution and impacts of two freshwater exotic suspension feeders, Dreissena polymorpha and Corbicula fluminea.
Dreissena polymorpha, the invasive zebra mussel, is a freshwater bivalve native to the Aral Sea in central Asia.
Declines were first observed in the early 1990s, just a few years after two invasive mussels, Dreissena polymorpha (zebra mussel) and Dreissena rostriformis bugensis (quagga mussel) became established.
Live specimens of the introduced bivalves Corbicula fluminea (Asian Clam) and Dreissena polymorpha (Zebra Mussel) were observed in low numbers at this site.