The aim of our study was to analyze the early, trochophore, and veliger larval development of the nervous system of the biofouling bivalve Dreissena polymorph[R] (Dreissenidae
, Bivalvia, Mollusca).
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.
At the top of the Middle Cuyahoga River below Lake Rockwell, Dreissenidae
, zebra (Dreissena polymorpha) and/or quagga (D.
Effects of hydrology on unionids (Unionidae) and zebra mussels (Dreissenidae
) in a Lake Erie coastal wetland.
Comparative study on the accumulation of heavy metals by bivalves from the families Unionidae and Dreissenidae
// Proceedings of the Orenburg State University, 6: 348-350.
) is an example of an invasive bivalve altering ecosystem and community structure of lakes and rivers (Naddafi et al., 2007).
Taxa / familia Especie MOLUSCOS Mytilidae Brachiodontes exustus Isognomonidae Isognomon alatus Ostreidae Crassostrea rhizophorae Corbiculidae Polymesoda arctata Dreissenidae
Mytilopsis sallei Teredinidae Bankia sp.
Planktivory by alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) and ranbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) on microcrustacan zooplankton and dreissenid (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae
) veligers in southern Lake Ontario.
Most of the marine species in this new freshwater mass became extinct, but some adapted to life in the lower salinity, among them mollusks like the zebra mussels (family Dreissenidae
) and the cockles, or heart clams (family Cardiidae).
Zebra mussels (Dreissenidae
) were identified at FWS2.
Colonization, ecology, and population structure of the "quagga" mussel (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae
) in the lower Great Lakes.
The dark false mussel (Mytilopsis leucophaeata) is also in the family Dreissenidae
and also had blue patches extending the length of the anterior and posterior edges, with more distinct yellow on the anterior edge (Fig.