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Signatura:Biblioteca OET: S5583.
Autor: Watters, G. Thomas.
Dirección: The Ohio State University, Ohio Biological Survey and Aquatic Eoology Laboratory; 1314 Kinnear Rd, Columbus, OH 43212-1194, US E-mail: watters.1@osu.edu.
Título: A synthesis and review of the expanding range of the asian freshwater mussel Anodonta woodiana (Lea, 1834) (Bivalvia, Unionidae). Síntesis y revisión del rango de expansión del mejillón asiático de agua dulce Anodonta woodiana (Lea, 1834) (Bivalvia, Unionidae).
P.imprenta: v. 40, no. 2, p. 152-156. Año 1997.
Serie: The Veliger.
Descriptores: ANIMALS; INVERTEBRATES; MOLLUSCS; PELECYPODA; BIVALVES; CHORDATES; VERTEBRATES; FISHES.
UNIONIDAE; ANODONTA WOODIANA; FRESHWATER MUSSEL; FISH HOSTS; DREISSENIDAE; UNIONACEA; GLOCHIDIA; OREOCHROMIS AUREUS; OREOCHROMIS NILOTICUS; TILAPIA; FISH INTRODUCTIONS.
COSTA RICA; CENTRAL AMERICA; EASTERN ASIA; ROMANIA; HUNGARY; FRANCE; EUROPE; DOMINICAN REPUBLIC; CARIBBEAN.
GREAT LAKES; EMBALSE ARENAL; AREA DE CONSERVACION ARENAL TEMPISQUE.
Resumen: The freshwater mussel Anodonta woodiana is native to eastern Asia. In recent years, it was discovered in fish hatcheries in Romania, Hungary, France, and several Indonesian islands. It also was collected in the wild in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica. These occurrences are believed to be the result of the incidental introduction of exotic fishes imported for food, as foraging fishes, or for mosquito control, which bore parasitic glochidia of the mussel. These hosts are grass, common, bighead, and silver carp; Nile tilapia; and mosquitofish. Because these fishes are imported throughout the world, Anodonta woodiana may eventually be found in additional countries. It has the potential to escape and compete with native freshwater mussels wherever it is introduced
Compiled by: Organization for Tropical Studies


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