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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The electronic tool kits made available on the Cefas page for free fortundi are Crown Copyright These larvae are free-swimming and planktonic and live in the water column.

In this setting, the infaunal macrobivalves composed by Etherioidea Castalia, Diplodon, Mycetopoda, Monocondylaea, Fossula, Anodontites, Leila and Corbiculidae Cyanocyclasmay be dramatically affected Orensanz et al. It has also been reported as a new item in the diet of native fishes and caused problems of macrofouling in hydraulicsinstallations Darrigran et al.

The following 2 contacts offer information an advice on Limnoperna fortunei. The rapid expansion of invasive bivalves distribution into inland waters of South America portends significant changes in these environments.

Correspondence to Ernesto Brugnoli E-mail: Limnoperna fortunei Dunker,the golden mussel. Darrigran and Pastorino proposed the non-intentional introduction of L.

More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: Scarabino reported the potential impact of Limnoperna fortunei on the Uruguayan native freshwater malacofauna, with special reference to endemics.


Ezcurra de Drago, M. This diet has been shown to significantly improve fish growth, especially during the earliest developmental stages. The mussel has caused severe fouling problems in both Asia and in South America. Its eurioic status allows a quick and effective distribution in water bodies.

Journal Shellfish Research, 18 2: Some aspects of the biology and funcional morphology of the organs of feeding and digestion of Limnoperna fortunei Dunker Bivalvia: First recordof Limnoperna fortunei Dunker Bivalvia: Mussels may be attached to boats, aquatic plants, nets or fishing equipment and may be transported into new bodies of water.

In Uruguay, the species has been recorded in five of the six main hydrographical basins: Martin and Darrigran and Darrigran et al. To avoid the mussel potential impacts and the negative effects over the biodiversity and hydraulic installations, it will be necessary the developing of basic research to identify the weakness traits of this species cycle and implement environmental friendly population management strategies.

Limnoperna fortunei (golden mussel)

Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. The abundance of bivalve larvae found in the Negro River presented spatial-temporal variations. Medium priority — medium to high impact potential and medium invasion potential. It impacts the sources of water supply of many water-treatment plants, industrial refrigeration systems, and power stations. Los peces depredadores de Limnoperna fortunei en los ambientes colonizados.


Diagnostic features

Journal Shellfish Research, 19 1: A group of organisms, minerals or limnpoerna entities formally recognized as distinct from other groups.

Because mussels attach to hard substrata, including the components of industrial, water-treatment and power plants, they have become a major biofouling problem in the areas invaded. Also a taxon of the rank of species in the hierarchy of biological classification the category below genus.

Mytilidae Bivalves described in Planktonic communities The abundance of bivalve larvae found in the Negro River presented spatial-temporal variations. Recently, Irurueta et al. Intrusion of the freshwater mytilid mussel, Limnoperna fortunei Dunker,into Japan.

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

Limnoperna fortunei Dunker, [1]. The golden mussel is a filter-feeder.

Then, Ezcurra de Drago et al. The recovery of fouling clam, Limnoperna fortunei from Taiwan. Part II Ranking of Australian marine pests. ,imnoperna of Limnoperna fortunei Dunker, Bivalvia: