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Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas 1771)

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Dreissena polymorpha is a species of mussels in the family Dreissenidae. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to Turkey, Russia, Danube River, Dneiper River, the Palearctic, and Ukraine. Dead Dreissena polymorpha form shallow marine sediments. They are solitary. Individuals can grow to 20 mm. They have sexual reproduction. They rely on swimming to move around.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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EOL has data for 28 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas 1771). View this species on GBIF