EPPO Global Database

Dreissena polymorpha(DREIPO)

Last modification: 1996-10-16

Basic information
  • EPPO code: DREIPO
  • Preferred name: Dreissena polymorpha
  • Authority: (Pallas)


DAISIE. Native to the Black, Caspian and Aral seas. Introduced into Europe in the 19th century, and now one of the 100 worst invasive species in Europe

Common names
Name Language
Dreieckmuschel German
Wandermuschel German
wandering mussel English
zebra mussel English
mejillón cebra Spanish
moule zebrée French
cozza zebra Italian
driehoeksmossel Dutch
gewone driehoeksmossel Dutch
mexilhão-zebra Portuguese
речная дрейссена Russian
vandrarmussla Swedish