Limnoperna supoti Brandt, Modiola cambodgensis Clessin, Modiola lacustris Martens, Volsella fortunei Dunker, Taxonomic Notes. Limnoperna fortunei (or golden mussel) is an epifaunal mytilid, native to Chinese and south-eastern Asian rivers and creeks. It became. Limnoperna depressa Brandt & Temcharoen, Subspecies Limnoperna fortunei kikuchii Habe, accepted as Xenostrobus securis.

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Limnoperna fortunei (golden mussel)

Scarabino discussed the potential impact on the gastropods Potamolithus, Pomella, Felipponea, Chilina and Ancylidae and the bivalve genus Eupera. In January ofL. It can be distinguished from L. Martin S, Darrigran G, Suppression of microzooplancton by zebra mussels: Title Fouling on aquatic plants Caption Fouling on root of aquatic plants. During the later winter and beginning of spring and as a result of increasing discharges of the affluent rivers, the estuarine region of the Los Patos Lagoon change to a freshwater condition Niencheski et al.

Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link from Wikidata. Other vectors are the trucks that transport sand from an invaded beach to other areas Darrigran, ; Belz, Then the larvae settle as plantigrade mussels and attach to the substrate as juveniles. Freshwater invasive bivalves in man-made environments: In South America, adult L. Moreover, these works are isolated, do not have a temporal continuity and there are not available to the international scientific community.


In South America, there are no records of L. Retrieved from ” https: The evidence of whether these impacts are positive or negative for the ecosystems invaded is mixed and debatable. Benthic invertebrates, in particular, are usually more diverse and abundant in mussel beds than elsewhere.

Biociencias, Porto Alegre 7: Oceanologia et Limnologia Sinica, Since the introduction of L. The Veliger, 38 2: The dispersion continued along the Paraguay River. Warm temperate climate with dry winter Warm average temp. Import peaks correspond with the arrival of these three invaders. In the estuarine zone of Los Patos Lagoon, the main conditioning factors of its vertical salinity limnopernz are the local meteorological conditions precipitation and winds Moller and CastingNiencheski et al.

Guidelines for identifying potential aquatic invaders of Ricciardi and Rasmussen were used to predict the biogeographic distribution of the golden mussel in the Uruguay basins.

Bivalvia, Scaphopoda and Cephalopoda. The results suggest L. Mansur for their cooperation and P.

WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Limnoperna fortunei (Dunker, )

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Darrigran G, Pastorino G, Darrigran and Pastorino proposed the non-intentional introduction of L. Byssally Mussels Mytilus and some scallops e. Sacarabino and Verde reported presence of the species in the town of Colonia Sacramento, Uruguay.

Its presence in the ecosystems not only can cause changes at the ecosystem level but also endanger the associated community, favoring the displacement and the disappearance of endemic species.


The shell is a golden or yellowish color. By using this site, you agree to the Terms rortunei Use and Privacy Policy. Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map. The impact caused by invasive bivalves in the Neotropical region is not only an economic one. Nevertheless, there is limnkperna a study about its invasion and distribution process in aquatic systems of Uruguay. In the introduced area, enemies include the following species of fishes: Com Soc Malac What habitat does it prefer?

The reproductive cycle of Limnoperna fortunei Dunker, Mytilidae from a neotropical temperate locality.

Diagnostic features

Management notes for this location. Limnoperna fortunei Dunker, Mytilidae in the neotropics. L imnoperna fortunei fortunei Dunker, limboperna L imnoperna fortunei kikuchii Habe, Habe, Recently, Irurueta et al. Vector Transmission Biotic There is little information about biotic vector transmission.

Appropiate prevention methods can avoid its entrance into facilities. These were estimated using a web-based questionnaire sent to world-wide experts on each species investigated. Filtration rates of the invasive pest Limnoperna fortunei as a function of size and temperature.

This issue is further complicated by the fact that the same forcing can have opposite results. Biological Invasions, 8 1: What does the golden mussel look like?