Studies addressing zoochorus dispersal of zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha, quagga mussel, Dreissena bugensis and Asian clam Corbicula fluminea. The bivalve species examined, method of investigation used, and a summary of findings are identified.
|Reference||Species||Method||Summary of findings|
|Thompson and Sparks (1977)||Corbicula fluminea||Faecal sample collection||Live C. fluminea feed to lesser scaup ducks (Aythya affinis) did not survive gut passage.|
|Johnson and Carlton (1996)||Dreissena polymorpha||Faecal sample collection||Faecal samples recovered from mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos), which consumed juvenile mussels or concentrated suspensions of veligers, did not contain any viable specimens.|
|Gatlin et al. (2013)||Corbicula fluminea
|Faecal sample collection||Twelve percent of D. polymorpha and 39 % of C. fluminea consumed in cool water (<21.1 °C) survived gut passage through migratory blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus).|
|Mack and Andraso (2015)||Dreissena bugensis
|Faecal sample collection||No dreissenids survived passage through the gut of round goby (Neogobius melanostomus).|
|Johnson and Carlton (1996)||Dreissena polymorpha||Experimental attachment||Veligers and juvenile D. polymorpha transported (2.5 m) between ponds by walking mallard ducks, <0.5 mussel per trip.|
|Banha et al. (2016)||Dreissena polymorpha||Experimental attachment||Larvae of D. polymorpha can adhere and remain attached to a mallard duck carcass during simulated swims (≤0.5 m s−1) and flights (75 km h−1).|
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