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The quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis Andrusov, 1897) – another Ponto-Caspian dreissenid bivalve in the southern Baltic catchment: the first record from the Szczecin Lagoon
Wozniczka, A.; Wawrzyniak-Wydrowska, B.; Radziejewska, T.; Skrzypacz, A. (2016). The quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis Andrusov, 1897) – another Ponto-Caspian dreissenid bivalve in the southern Baltic catchment: the first record from the Szczecin Lagoon. Oceanologia 58(2): 154-159. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oceano.2015.12.002
In: Oceanologia. Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Oceanology: Wroclaw; Gdansk. ISSN 0078-3234; e-ISSN 2300-7370, more
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Keywords
Author keywords
    Szczecin Lagoon, invasive species

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  • Wozniczka, A.
  • Wawrzyniak-Wydrowska, B.
  • Radziejewska, T.
  • Skrzypacz, A.

Abstract
    In 2014, a non-indigenous dreissenid bivalve, the quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis Andrusov, 1897) was for the first time recorded in the Szczecin Lagoon. This was also the first record of the species in the Baltic Sea catchment. The quagga mussel was found to accompany the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha), a non-indigenous bivalve already firmly established in the Lagoon. As indicated by the new immigrant's estimated abundance (4000.0 ± 355.44 ind. m−2) and the zebra mussel to quagga mussel abundance ratio (about 60:40), the immigration of D. rostriformis bugensis to the Lagoon can be regarded as successful. The quagga mussel has already formed a strong and reproducing population which co-occurs with that of the zebra mussel in the area.

Dataset
  • NISES: Non-indigenous (NIS) and cryptogenic species in European regional seas and adjacent areas, more

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