: Mytilopsis leucophaeata
: (Conrad, 1831)
: 156887
Species Taxonomy
: Dreissenidae
: Myida
: Bivalvia
: Mollusca
Species Data from AquaNIS
Terriault et al. applied mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subynit one gene (COI) to reveal the phylogenetic relationship within Dreissenidae family in Ponto-Caspian region. Among analysed species are Dreissena rostriformis, D. bugensis, D. polymorpha, D. stankovici, Congeria kusceri, and Mytilopsis leucophaeata.
Stepien (Stepien 2001, Stepien 1999) used rDNA markers and mitochondrial COI to reveal the evolution history and phylogeography of M.leucophaeata and related species.
: Not available
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 of industrial pipes (Rajagopal et al. 1996; Verween et al. 2006)
References: Rajagopal, S., Nair, K.V.K., Van der Velde, G., Jenner, H.A., 1996. Chlorination and mussel control in the cooling conduits of a tropical coastal power station. Mar. Environ. Res. 41, 201–220. Verween, A., Vincx, M., and Degraer, S., 2006. Growth patterns of Mytilopsis leucophaeata, an invasive biofouling bivalve in Europe. Biofouling. 22 (4), 221-231. https://doi.org/10.1080/08927010600816401
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.