Taxon profile


Zebra Mussel
Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Bivalvia - bivalves »  order Cardiida »  family Dreissenidae »  genus Dreissena - zebra mussel »  subgenus Dreissena

Scientific synonyms

Mytilus chemnitzii (Férussac, 1826)
Mytilus polymorphus (Pallas, 1771)
Tichogonia chemnitzii (Rossmässler, 1835)
Dreissenia polymorpha (misspelling) m
Dreissensia polymorpha (misspelling) m

IUCN category:Least Concern


Taxon in country check-lists*

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Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Dreissena polymorpha andrusovi (Brusina in Andrusov, 1897)
subspecies Dreissena polymorpha polymorpha (Pallas, 1771)

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771)]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [337878]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [155495]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Dreissena polymorpha Pallas, 1771]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Dreissena polymorpha (PALLAS, 1771)]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013
CZ Horsák M., Juřičková L., Beran L., Čejka T. & Dvořák L. (2010): Komentovaný seznam měkkýšů zjištěných ve volné přírodě České a Slovenské republiky [], Malacologica Bohemoslovaca, Suppl. 1: 1–37. [as Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771)]
EN Čejka T. (2011): Diversity patterns and freshwater molluscs similarities in small water reservoirs [], Malacologica Bohemoslovaca, 10: 5–9. [as Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771)]
EN Stephan Gollasch and Stefan Nehring (2006): National checklist for aquatic alien species in Germany [], Aquatic invasions, Volume 1, Issue 4: 245-269 [as Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771)]
EN Elisabetta Lori and Simone Cianfanelli (2006): New records of Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771) (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Dreissenidae) from Central Italy [], Aquatic invasions, Volume 1, Issue 4: 281-283 [as Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771)]
EN Bernauer D. & Jansen W. (2006): Recent invasions of alien macroinvertebrates and loss of native species in the upper Rhine River, Germany [], Aquatic invasions, Volume 1, Issue 2: 55-71 [as Dreissena polymorpha]

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