Quagga und Zebra Muscheln

Quagga and zebra shells

Invasive species on the advance

Quietly and silently, but with an enormous propagation dynamic, a hard-shelled mollusc is in the process of spreading throughout the native lakes and rivers. The newly immigrated species, the Quagga Dreissena bugensis, is not so easy to distinguish from a species already present here, the wandering, triangular – or also zebra mussel called Dreissena polymorpha.

The animals, which can be up to 40 millimetres in size, now have a firm grip on waters throughout Europe. Due to their invasive distribution in large numbers up to 65 metres, they cause considerable damage. They settle, for example, in the technical installations of the water supply systems and clog the installations, impair fishing and have an impact on the ecosystem.

Unlike other mussels, the quagga mussel can reproduce all year round. They can form entire banks of mussels in a very short period of time.

Only regular inspection and cleaning of the equipment can prevent failure or costly and time-consuming repairs of your equipment. Thanks to our maintenance contracts, which include periodic cleaning and inspection work, you no longer have to worry about anything and your equipment always remains intact.

Quagga and Zebra Mussels

Quagga and Zebra Mussels