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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Com Soc Malac Limnoperna fortuneian Asiatic rivers bivalve has become a worldwide problematic invasive species causing several water quality and macrofouling problems. There is a set of techniques suitable for each water system, in relation to the structure and the environmental features of the area. It also has strong effects on the properties of the water column, modifying nutrient proportions and concentrations, increasing water transparency, decreasing phytoplankton and zooplankton densities, on which it feeds, and enhancing the growth of aquatic macrophytes.

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

Abundance limniperna distribution of golden mussel Limnoperna fortunei larvae in a Hydroelectic Power Plant in South America. The dispersion continued along the Paraguay River.

Nevertheless, there is not a study about its invasion and distribution process in aquatic systems of Uruguay.

Primeras estimaciones de concentraciones letales de un biocida para el molusco invasor Limnoperna fort unei Mytilidae. This work aimed an update of the information about the presence of Limnoperna fkrtuneistudy its negative effects on the biodiversity and predict its distribution over the hydrographical basins of Uruguay, to establish a base line for future research.


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The species needs hard substrates to attach to with byssal threads. In this setting, the infaunal macrobivalves composed by Etherioidea Castalia, Diplodon, Limnopena, Monocondylaea, Fossula, Anodontites, Leila and Corbiculidae Cyanocyclasmay be dramatically affected Orensanz et al. The effects of this process on limnoperan water column include the decrease of suspended particles, water column primary production, and the concomitant increase in water transparency.

It was first recorded in South America in the s Pastorino et al.

Diagnostic features

The displacement of the native naiads resulted from their inability to open and shut their valves because of the byssally-attached mussels on their shells. Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Journal Shellfish Research, 18 2: Medio Fortnuei, 13 2: Vigliano P, Darrigran G, It probably made its way into South America via ballast water.

It impacts the sources of water supply of many water-treatment plants, industrial refrigeration systems, and power stations. We traced the invasion and distribution of the Asian bivalve Limnoperna fortunei Dunker, in the Americas and comment on the problems caused by this species since its arrival. Title Aggregation Caption Limnopera of Limnoperna fortunei.

Journal of Water Supply: This fortunri caused by the nacre of the interior of the shell being purple above and white below the keel.

Limnoperna fortunei Dunker, [1]. Since its arrival to the Plata Basin, this species had been found in several kinds of hard substrates, natural or artificial, showing an increase in its population abundance and changing the benthic community composition. The golden mussel is a filter-feeder. As such, these are freeware and may be freely distributed provided this notice is retained. Testing a molecular protocol to monitor the presence of golden mussel larvae Limnoperna fortunei in plankton samples.


The outer periostracal layer of the shell is smooth and shiny, and thick where it curls inwards at the shell margin. Planktonic communities The abundance of bivalve larvae found in the Negro River presented spatial-temporal variations.

Prevention limnoperan Control Top of page Prevention. However, the first two specific cases of macrofouling caused by C. Their Geomorphology and Dynamics, Springer-Verlag, p.

A rank within a hierarchy of classification, the principal category between class and family. Growth rates and final size depend largely on water temperature and the time of the year when the individuals are born, although calcium concentrations, pollution, food availability and intraspecific competition may play important roles as well.

Hazard priority is determined by the invasion potential and impact potential of the species. Numerous fouling control methods have been proposed and tested, either in laboratory conditions only, or in actual operating environments.

These authors suggest limnooerna steps toward predicting invasions: The most direct and severe limoperna impact has been the epizoic colonization of native naiads Hyriidae and Mycetopodidae by L.

Risk of Introduction Top of page At present the pathways are under study. Note scale bar Copyright Gustavo A.