The first record of the Chinese pond mussel Sinanodonta woodiana (Lea, 1834) in Montenegro
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Sinanodonta woodiana (Lea, 1834), Chinese pond mussel (Bivalvia: Unionoida: Unionidae) is one of the most invasive aquatic macroinvertebrate species found in Europe. We report the Chinese pond mussel for the first time in Montenegro, in August 2012, in Lake Šasko (Adriatic part of the Central Mediterranean subarea). One specimen of the Chinese pond mussel was observed in a habitat with a predominantly silt-clay substrate. The main pathway of species introduction was evaluated to be via fish stocking.
Keywords:Alien species; biological invasions; nonindigenous species; Montnegro
Source:Archives of Biological Sciences, 2013, 65, 4, 1525-1531