Distribution of species Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771) in Croatia

Šarić, Ivana (2011) Distribution of species Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771) in Croatia. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Freshwater mussel Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771) is a species native to the Black and Caspian seas. One of the species main means of expanding its living area is ballast waters. Today this mussel can be found throughout the rivers and lakes of Europe and North America. As an invasive species, the mussel D. polymorpha once introduced to a new habitat causes many unwanted environmental and socio-economic impacts. This species has a number of characteristics that had allowed its rapid expansion. Some of the traits are rapid reproduction and possession of planktonic veliger larvae and byssal threads. Many biological, chemical and physical methods of control are in use to stop the further dispersal of this mussel. Research done in Croatia since the 1990’s showed how this species of invasive mussel spread from the river Dunav into the river Drava. Also it has been found in lakes Čingi Lingi, Jarun, Kopačevo and Vrana.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Lajtner, Jasna
Date: 2011
Number of Pages: 9
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2014 12:06
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 12:06
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3177

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