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Quagga Mussel

Quagga MusselScientific name: Dreissena rostriformis bugensis (Andrusov, 1897); formerly known as Dreissena bugensis (CABI)

Common name: Quagga Mussel

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Native To: Dnieper River drainage of Ukraine (Richerson 2013)

Date of U.S. Introduction: First discovered in 1989 (Richerson 2013)

Means of Introduction: Ballast water (Richerson 2013)

Impacts: Alters food web by filtering water and removing plankton; clogs water-intake pipes (Richerson 2013)

Current U.S. Distribution:

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Council or Task Force

Species of Concern Fact Sheet: Zebra and Quagga Mussels
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.

Fact Sheet: Zebra Mussel | Quagga Mussel (Jan 2014; PDF | 500 KB)
Alberta Invasive Species Council (Canada).
See also: Fact Sheets for more information about individual invasive species, including those listed as "Prohibited Noxious" and "Noxious" under the Alberta Weed Control Act

Priority Species: Zebra and Quagga Mussels
Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. Washington Invasive Species Council.

Partnership

Zebra/Quagga Mussels
100th Meridian Initiative.

Quagga Mussel
Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel
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The Quiet Invasion: A Guide to Invasive Species of the Galveston Bay Area - Quagga Mussel
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Galveston Bay Estuary Program; Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC).

Invasive Species Compendium - Dreissena rostriformis bugensis
CAB International.

Global Invasive Species Database - Dreissena bugensis (mollusc)
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.

Invaders Factsheet: Zebra and Quagga Mussel
Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program (Canada).

Federal Government

Quagga Mussel Threat
DOI. FWS. Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database: Fact Sheet - Quagga Mussel
DOI. USGS. Wetland and Aquatic Research Center.
Provides distribution maps and collection information (State and County).
See also: Zebra and Quagga Mussel Information Resource Page

State Government

Quagga Mussels
Arizona Game & Fish Department.

Quagga and Zebra Mussels
California Department of Fish and Game.

Invasive Mussels: Threats and Prevention Efforts in Utah
Utah Wildlife Division of Wildlife Resources.

Quagga Mussel
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Environmental Education for Kids!

Academic

Quagga (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) and Zebra (Dreissena polymorpha) mussels
University of California - Riverside. Center for Invasive Species Research.

Quagga Mussels (PDF | 514 KB)
Michigan Sea Grant College Program.

Zebra Mussels in North America: The Invasive and its Implications (PDF | 107 KB)
Ohio Sea Grant College Program.

Provides information also for Quagga mussel

Zebra/Quagga Mussel
Paul Smith's College (New York). Adirondack Watershed Institute.

Fact Sheet: Zebra Mussel and Quagga Mussel (PDF | 267 KB)
Pennsylvania State University. Pennsylvania Sea Grant.

Quagga Mussel
Texas State University System. Institute for the Study of Invasive Species.

Invasive Species Fact Sheets - Quagga Mussel
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute.

Professional

Quagga Mussels
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council (Michigan).

Citations

CABI. Invasive Species Compendium. Dreissena rostriformis bugensis. CAB International. [Accessed Mar 2, 2015].

Richerson, M. 2013. Dreissena Species FAQs, A Closer Look. USGS DOI. USGS. Wetland and Aquatic Research Center.

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