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Golden Mussel

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Golden mussel
Scientific Name:

Limnoperna fortunei (Dunker, 1857) (CABI)

Common Name:
Golden mussel
Photo:
Golden mussel - Photo by Gustavo A. Darrigran; Professor of National University of La Plata, Argentina
Native To:

China and Southeastern Asia

Date of U.S. Introduction:

Not introduced

Means of Introduction:

Has invaded South America through ballast water, and could be introduced to North America through ballast water (Global Invasive Species Database 2005)

Impact:

Threatens native biodiversity, suffocate and starve out native bivalves and produce macrofouling in water systems (Global Invasive Species Database 2005)

Current U.S. Distribution:
Not currently established

Selected Resources

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Partnership

World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.

Citations

  • CABI. Invasive Species Compendium. Limnoperna fortunei. CAB International. [Accessed Mar 5, 2015].

  • Global Invasive Species Database. 2005. Limnoperna fortunei (mollusc). Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of the IUCN Species Survival Commission.