Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Publication Title

Journal of Shellfish Research

Volume

30

Issue

3

First page number:

933

Last page number:

938

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Dreissena rostriformis bugensis; Introduced aquatic organisms; Invasive species; Quagga mussel; Quagga mussel – Reproduction; United States – Lake Mead; Veliger

Disciplines

Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Sciences | Sustainability | Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology | Water Resource Management

Language

English

Permissions

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Identifier

DOI: 10.2983/035.030.0335

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