: Dreissena polymorpha
: (Pallas, 1771)
: 181566
Species Taxonomy
: Dreissenidae
: Myida
: Bivalvia
: Mollusca
Species Data from AquaNIS
: Available
: Ballast waters, Biofouling
Zooplankton (Larvae)
Results of species assessment according to Target Species selection criteria
Known human health impact? No
Comments: Not available.
Known economic impact? Yes
Comments: Clogging manmade structures (Connely et al. 2007; Oreska and Aldrdge, 2010).
References: Connelly, N.A., O’Neill, C.R., Knuth, B.A. and Brown, T.L., 2007. Economic impacts of zebra mussels on drinking water treatment and electric power generation facilities. Environmental management, 40(1), pp.105-112. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-006-0296-5 Oreska, M.P. and Aldridge, D.C., 2011. Estimating the financial costs of freshwater invasive species in Great Britain: a standardized approach to invasive species costing. Biological Invasions, 13(2), pp.305-319. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-010-9807-7
Known measurable environmental impact? No
Comments: Not available.
Included in the final TS list? - Yes
Comments: Assessed by the COMPLETE project experts (2021), included in target species list.