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Dreissena bugensis (quagga mussel)

Synonyms: Dreissena rostriformis bugensis

Wikipedia Abstract

The quagga mussel, scientific name Dreissena bugensis, and also known as Dreissena rostriformis bugensis, is a species (or subspecies) of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family Dreissenidae. This freshwater mussel has an average life span of 3 to 5 years. This subspecies is indigenous to the Dnieper River drainage of Ukraine. The species is named after the quagga, an extinct subspecies of African zebra, possibly because, like the quagga, its stripes fade out towards the ventral side.
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Invasive Species

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Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Colorado Mexico, United States Nearctic Xeric Freshwaters and Endorheic Basins    

Ecosystems

Predators

Coregonus clupeaformis (Common whitefish)[1]
Fulica americana (American Coot)[2]
Neogobius melanostomus (Round goby)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Aspidogaster limacoides[3]

External References

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0