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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Fortunel was introduced accidentally at the region in with ballast water Darrigran and Pastorino The reproductive cycle of Limnoperna fortunei Dunker, Mytilidae from a neotropical temperate locality.

The natural dispersal is downstream and dependent on water currents. Scarabino reported the potential impact of Limnoperna fortunei on the Uruguayan native freshwater malacofauna, with special reference to endemics. Uses Top of page No productive benefit economic, social or environmental is known for L. Darrigran Pastorino G;G, Darrigran ; Darrigran and Damborenea ; Darrigran and Damborenea The results suggest L.

Management of Biological Invasions.

The specimens could be eaten and carried in the gut of fishes Belz, birds, etc. Journal Shellfish Research, 18 2: Distribution Top of page L. Air exposure as a control mechanism for the golden mussel, Limnoperna fortunei, Bivalvia: A decrease in density was recorded between August and january The shell is dark brown above the umbonal keel and a yellow brown below.


Oliveira and Barros, ; Darrigran and Mansur, On the other hand, Conde et al.

Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser. Medio Ambiente, 13 2: In South America, adult L. Part II Ranking of Australian marine pests.

Diagnostic features

It causes great economic damage to water intakes and cooling systems. Zanella O, Marenda LD, It can be distinguished from L.

Its longevity is variable. The species has been recorded in Taiwan, fouling potable water supply systems Tan et al.

Los peces depredadores de Limnoperna fortunei en los ambientes colonizados. Limnpperna control methods are available to remove or kill mussels from fouled man-made subtrates, but these methods are not useful for control in the wild.

Warm temperate climate with dry winter Warm average temp. It could be related with an increase of it abundance, from 0. The earliest record of Limnoperna fortune Dunker from Japan.

Golden mussel (Limnoperna fortunei)

La Plata, Argentina Compiler: The decision support tools are available from: Mytilidae is a synonym of Xenostrobus securis Lamarck, Potential impact of filter-feeding invaders on temperate inland freshwater environments. Freshwater invasive bivalves in man-made environments: J Shellf Res Dioecious species, external fertilization, planktonic larvae for several weeks before settling and attaching to a hard substrate.


In South America, there are no records of L. The facilities affected include power plants nuclear, hydroelectric, thermalwater and wastewater processing plants, refineries, steel mills, fish culture installations, water transfer canals and aqueducts, watercraft, agricultural irrigation systems, balancing reservoirs and balancing tanks.

In Limniperna, the species has been recorded in five of the six main hydrographical basins: It causes great economic damage to water intakes and cooling systems of facilities. Limnoperna fortuneian Asiatic rivers bivalve has become a worldwide problematic invasive species causing several water quality and macrofouling problems.