The planktonic veligers of the invasive quagga mussel were present year-round from April 2008 to March 2009 in Lake Mead, with high abundance from September to October (>20 veligers/L), whereas the percentage of competent veligers, in terms of the ability to settle, peaked from November 2008 to January 2009 (>60%). The results from this experiment are useful in understanding the life history and population dynamics of quagga mussels in the lower Colorado River Basin.
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Mueting, S. A.,
Wong, W. H.
Abundance and size of quagga mussels (Dreissena bugensis) veligers in Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona.
Journal of Shellfish Research, 30(3),