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Zebra Mussel

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The Zebra Mussel is one of the most invasive species found in our water bodies. They have spread from Russia to North America.
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Latin Name: Dreissena polymorpha Conservation Status: Common
Distribution: Russia to North America  
 

Zebra Mussels have traversed our waterways attached to ocean liners, and in their ballast water. They are now considered a permanent resident in North American freshwater systems, as there are no natural predators to take care of them. The Zebra Mussel is quite small, and edible if from a clean body of water.

 

         
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