Aquatic Nuisance Project
Fact Sheet

Species: Zebra Mussel


(Dreissena polymorpha)

Zebra mussels have disrupted the traditional aquatic food chains of many inland lakes. Their voracious filter feeding depletes the availability of microscopic organisms that play a critical part in each lake’s ecological food web.

ANS Examples

Atlantic Salmon


(Salmo salar)

Introduced through planned and unplanned escapes from fish farms