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Ecology of the invasive Asian clam Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) in aquatic ecosystems: an overview
The present paper reviews the information related to the life cycle, ecology and potential ecological and economic impacts caused by C. fluminea in the invaded habitats and proposed future works that may be implemented in order to increase the general knowledge about the ecology of this bivalve. Expand
Growth and extremely high production of the non-indigenous invasive species Corbicula fluminea (Muller, 1774): Possible implications for ecosystem functioning
Corbicula fluminea is a fundamental element in the River Minho estuary, possibly sequestering a large portion of the carbon available for benthic production and altering the ecosystem functioning and should be considered when modelling the nutrient cycles and energy flow in aquatic ecosystems. Expand
Invasive bivalves in fresh waters: impacts from individuals to ecosystems and possible control strategies
Invasive bivalves may cause great ecological, evolutionary, and economic impacts in freshwater ecosystems. Species such as Corbicula fluminea, Dreissena bugensis, Dreissena polymorpha, LimnopernaExpand
Non-indigenous invasive bivalves as ecosystem engineers
By reviewing the ecology of several invasive bivalves, a variety of mechanisms via which they modify, maintain and/or create habitats are identified, which should receive more serious consideration in restoration and management initiatives. Expand
Secondary production as a tool for better understanding of aquatic ecosystems
A critical review of classical methods and empirical models to estimate secondary production is included and several applications of production studies to current stresses affecting aquatic ecosystems, including assessment of environmental stress are provided. Expand
Phylogeny of the most species-rich freshwater bivalve family (Bivalvia: Unionida: Unionidae): Defining modern subfamilies and tribes.
This study presents the most comprehensive phylogeny to date of the larger Unionida family, i.e., the Unionidae, based on a combined dataset of 1032bp (COI+28S) of 70 species in 46 genera, with 7 of this genera being sequenced for the first time. Expand
Abiotic impacts on spatial and temporal distribution of Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) in the River Minho estuary, Portugal
Improved ecological knowledge is essential for future C. fluminea management, in order to protect local habitats and biodiversity, and to reduce the economic impact of this non-indigenous invasive species. Expand
Distribution of Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) in the invaded range: a geographic approach with notes on species traits variability
The information gathered in this review may be relevant to forecast future distribution patterns of this NIS, and to anticipate the possible implementation of effective management measures, and may constitute a valuable tool in the prediction of population responses to an increasingly changing environment. Expand
Conservation status of freshwater mussels in Europe: state of the art and future challenges
Greater international cooperation using standardized protocols and methods to monitor and manage European freshwater mussel diversity will not only help conserve this vulnerable group but also, through the protection of these important organisms, will offer wider benefits to freshwater ecosystems. Expand
Genetic and shell morphological variability of the invasive bivalve Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) in two Portuguese estuaries
Results of conventional and geometric morphometric analysis showed significant differences in shell shape between individuals from the two populations, which may be due to phenotypical plasticity in response to different environmental and/or ecological conditions existing in the two estuaries. Expand