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Volume 46, Issue 2


Co-occurrence of Sinanodonta woodiana with native Unionidae in the lower Oder

Agnieszka Szlauer-Łukaszewska
  • Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Limnology, Faculty of Biology, University of Szczecin, ul. Wąska 13, 71-415 Szczecin, Poland
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/ Wojciech Andrzejewski
  • Division of Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Poznań University of Life Sciences, ul. Wojska Polskiego 71C, 60-625 Poznań, Poland
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/ Henryk Gierszal
  • Department of Applied Computer Science, Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Physics, ul. Umultowska 85, 61-614 Poznań, Poland
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/ Maria Urbańska
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Published Online: 2017-05-31 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ohs-2017-0025


The Asiatic bivalve Sinanodonta woodiana (Lea, 1834), which is more and more widespread in all parts of Europe, in Poland has been mostly reported from lentic waters, especially fish ponds. In contrast to some other European countries, no data have been published on its presence in rivers of Poland. In 2015, monitoring was carried out in the lower Oder River and in the mouth of the Warta River, as a result of which S. woodiana was recorded there for the first time. This was possible due to prolonged drought, which led to extremely low water levels in most of the inland water bodies and watercourses, so that other research methods could be used. The presented results confirm that the species spreads easily by colonizing waters of various types, which in the future may lead to the formation of large populations.

Key words: Chinese pond mussel; invasive species; mussels; river; Poland; biodiversity


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About the article

Received: 2016-05-25

Accepted: 2016-08-05

Published Online: 2017-05-31

Published in Print: 2017-06-27

Citation Information: Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies, Volume 46, Issue 2, Pages 244–248, ISSN (Online) 1897-3191, ISSN (Print) 1730-413X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ohs-2017-0025.

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