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Invasives Alert!

Mytella charruana
(Charru mussel)


Summary: New invader with unknown characters
Mytella charruana is a tropical mussel native to Mexico and South America, that has established itself in Florida and also Georgia. While the details of the threats it poses are not yet known, other invasive mussels elsewhere in the world have caused enormous environmental and economic costs.

Read a complete alert on Mytella charruana!
Additional background on Mytella charruana, including the Georgia detection



Updated September 2006
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