Dreissena polymorpha in Denmark

Species name:Dreissena polymorpha
Common names:Vandremusling
Habitats:Estuaries and brackish areas, Lakes, Watercourses
Time of introduction:
Year of first report:1843
Type of introduction:Unintentional
Distribution details:SE-part
Donor area:
Comments:Probably introduced to Denmark around 1840, probably as a stowaway with a ship from a river port in western Europe or eastern Europe.
Last updated10-01-2016 (day-month-year)
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