While considerable research has focused on the negative effects of dreissenids on imperiled unionid mussels
, evidence for benefits to dreissenids is limited.
were identified via Oesch (1984), McMahon and Bogan (2001), Cummins and Mayer (1992), and McMurray et al (2012).
Response of unionid mussels
to dam removal in Koshkonong Creek, Wisconsin (USA).
Evaluation of relocation of unionid mussels
into artificial ponds.
Ultrastructural evidence for nutritional exchange between brooding unionid mussels
and their glochidia larvae.
of the Wabash, White, and East Fork Rivers, Indiana.
A simulation study of the spatio-temporal dynamics of the unionid mussels
Acute effects of road salts and associated cyanide compounds on the early life stages of the unionid mussel
Dreissenid mussels negatively impact unionid mussels
by directly attaching to their shells in large numbers and interfering with unionid movement, acquisition of food, and the ability to open and close their shells (Conn and Conn, 1993; Schloesser et al., 1996), Dreissenids increase biofouling on unionids directly, but also provide habitats for other potential biofouling organisms (Conn and Conn, 1993; Ozersky et al., 2011; Nakano and Strayer, 2014).
While Dreissena polymorpha colonize and smother many unionid mussel
species (Schloesser et al.
Texas fawnsfoot, Truncilla macrodon, is a rare unionid mussel
(family Unionidae) endemic to the Brazos and Colorado rivers of central Texas (Howells et al., 1996, 1997).
The effect of larval brooding on the respiratory physiology of the freshwater unionid mussel